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Minefields, South-East England

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, earlier in the war, anti-tank mines were laid in ground abutting on to the highway in parts of South-eastern England; that these mines are now frequently exploding; and whether, as they constitute a menace to the users of the highway, he will now have them removed?

The need far maintaining certain minefields is reviewed from time to time, and some are now being removed because they are no longer operationally necessary. All minefields are effectively wired and marked with notices, and I am not aware that they are proving to be a danger to the public. But if my hon. Friend will send me particulars of the places he has in mind, I will have the matter looked into.