32. Mr. DOYLE
asked the Prime Minister if the British dumps in France have been sold to one individual; what were the gross contents of such dumps; what was the total sum paid; whether the sale was thrown open to British business men generally; if so, how many competitors were there; and if a much greater sum 24 would have been realised if the vast quantities of goods, steel, munitions, etc., had been sold in separate lots?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of MUNITIONS (Mr. James Hope)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and the other parts, therefore, do not arise. I am making inquiries of the Disposal Board in France as to the number of dumps sold up to date to the French Government and to individual purchasers respectively, and I will communicate this information to my hon. Friend in due course.