HC Deb 18 July 1889 vol 338 c731

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty why, at the periodical sales by auction of disused Admiralty stores at Deptford, "the garments sold are in many instances nearly new," and "in excellent condition," as stated by the Army Director of Contracts in a recent Departmental Report?


No garments are sold at the periodical auction sales of disused Admiralty stores that can be described as in many cases nearly new. All the articles are, before being offered at auction, carefully examined and condemned by a competent board of survey, and the auctioneers inform me none of them could be deemed as being in excellent condition.