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Barbed Wire (Salvage)

Volume 415: debated on Monday 5 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production whether he is aware of the large amount of barbed wire which is still lying about the country despite the cessation of hostilities; and whether, in view of the danger and unsightliness thereof and its value for salvage, he will take steps to have it collected by voluntary effort in connection with the salvage campaign.

Barbed wire has no salvage value and its removal by voluntary helpers is not practicable. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War and I are, however, pursuing the matter of its collection.