§ 70. Mr. ROSE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether, in the case of the sale of the Victoria Works, Wincham, Cheshire, for £60,000, due regard was taken by the Disposals Board of the value of the plant and whether he is aware that the Salt Union, the purchasers of the factory, held a private sale of only a part of the plant and machinery, and realised nearly £60,000?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
Due regard was given in fixing the proportion of the purchase money for the machinery and plant passing with the deal. The £60,000 was not the only consideration for the sale, as the Ministry, in addition, saved liabilities. It is understood that at the recent sale by the Salt Union of the major portion of the plant and machinery only about £22,000 was realised.