2. Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the Government policy regarding the disposal of the permanent-way materials used by the British Expeditionary Force?
§ The DEPUTY-MINISTER of MUNITIONS (Mr. Kellaway)
I have been asked to answer this question. The policy of the Disposal Board is that surplus permanent-way railway material in France and Belgium should, in so far as it is suitable, be disposed of so as to meet first the requirements of British railways and of home consumers and the requirements of railways in India and the Colonies. The balance will be disposed of, wherever possible, on the spot, either to the French and Belgian Governments or to private purchasers.