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Anti-Aircraft Shells (Delayed Explosions)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 17 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War the reason for the number of delayed explosions of anti-aircraft shells during the recent raid on London, resulting in ground casualties; and whether he has considered using self-exploding or automatic fuse devices to prevent ground or contact explosions?

I can assure my hon. Friend that these problems are under active consideration in my Department.