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Royal Ordnance Factories (Zinc)

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Supply what tonnage of zinc was consumed by the Royal Ordnance factories during 1949; what tonnage during the first nine months of 1950; and what allocation per month they now receive.

The amount of zinc used by the Royal Ordnance Factories represents only a very small proportion of total supplies, but it would not be in the public interest to give details. Current supply is related to their esential needs for defence purposes.