HC Deb 17 April 1923 vol 162 cc1858-9

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury when the disposal of surplus War material will be completed; and will he tell the House what is the difference in personnel, if any, between the Disposal Board and the Liquidation Board, which were dissolved on 31st March last, and the Disposal and Liquidation Commission, which is still functioning?


As the answer to this question is of some length, I propose, with my hon. Friend's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Will the pledge given before Easter be carried out?


If my hon. Friend will allow me to do as I suggest., and circulate the answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT, he will find that that is the case.

Following is the answer:

I regret I am unable to give a definite answer to the first part of the question, but my hon. Friend may rest assured that every effort will continue to to made to complete disposal at the earliest possible date.

On the 31st March last the personnel was as follows:

Disposal and Liquidation Commission:

  1. Sir Howard Frank, Bt., K.C.B. (Chairman).
  2. Sir Charles C. Barrie, K.B.E., M.P. (Deputy-Chairman).
  3. Sir Nicholas Waterhouse, K.B.E.
  4. Sir Sigmund Dannereuther, C.B.
  5. Sir Daniel Neylan, C.B.E.

Disposal Board:

  1. Sir Charles C. Barrie, K.B.E., M.P. (Chairman).
  2. Mr. W. L. lichens (Deputy-Chairman).
  3. Mr. H. C. Cole, C.B.E.
  4. Mr. R. L. Corbett, C.B.E.
  5. Mr. F. Lindsay Fisher.
  6. Major-General the Rt. Hon. Sir L. B. Friend, K.B.E., C.B.
  7. Sir William Larke, K.B.E.
  8. Sir Maurice Levy, Bt.
  9. Sir Charles L. Morgan, C.B.E., M. Inst. C. E.
  10. Sir Daniel Neylan, C.B.E.
  11. Lieut.-Colonel the Hon. F. V. Willey, C.B.E., C.M.G., M.V.O.

Liquidation Board:

  1. Sir Nicholas Waterhouse, K.B.E. (Chairman).
  2. Mr. L. J. Coates.
  3. Sir Sigmund Dannereuther, C.B.
  4. Mr. F. J. H. Palmer, O.B.E.

As from the 1st April, Mr. W. L. lichens and Sir Maurice Levy have been added to the Commission.

On the 31st March last, as my hon. Friend is aware, the Disposal Board and the Liquidation Board ceased to exist.