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Pluto Drum (Salvage)

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 16 July 1947

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that the Pluto drum now off Greatstone-on-Sea is still unsalvaged; that by wind and tide it has been driven into the iron barrier, many pieces of which have been broken off and are injuring bathers' feet; that the salvage value is daily depreciating; and if he will give an approximate date by when the work of salvage will have been completed.

This drum was sold by the Admiralty in November, 1946, to a private firm who undertook to remove it. It is understood that they have had difficulties with their lifting equipment, but it is hoped that they will be able to remove the drum within the next month.