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Factory Fire, South Wales (Salvable Material)

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 19 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what became of a large quantity of silk and webbing which was in the storehouse of the fire-damaged balloon factory situated in South Wales; and what was the cost of such material?

The material in question was the property of the contractor and not of my Ministry. So far as my information goes, all the salvable material referred to has been or is being recovered for use or for reconditioning. I am also informed that the value of the property referred to by the hon. Member is estimated by the contractor at approximately £36,000.