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Armaments Plants Destruction

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what were the comparative estimates of cost, worked out before blowing up Blohm and Voss at Hamburg, between dismantling before, and removing the twisted steel after, the destruction of the yard; and what are the estimates of a similar nature for the various sections of Krupp's works which are now to be blown up.

No such estimates were prepared in either case. The method adopted for the destruction of these two plants was chosen to give the greatest possible economy under local conditions and has regard to the timetable laid down by the Council of Foreign Ministers.