HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 c2095
76. Mr. MOSLEY

asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the total sum still outstanding and due to the Ministry from local authorities and other purchasers of building materials for goods supplied to them by the Department of Building Materials Supply?


The total sum still outstanding is £800,000, including £150,000 due to the Scottish Board of Health in respect of recoveries to be made from Scottish local authorities. Special efforts are being made to obtain repayment as far as possible before the 31st instant.

77. Mr. MOSLEY

asked the Minister of Health the number of cases in which building materials have been supplied to local authorities and other purchasers, and no claim has been made upon the purchasers; what is the total sum involved; and what is the explanation of the omission?


As indicated in the Comptroller and Auditor-General's Report on the Appropriation Account for 1921–22, the Department have carried out a comprehensive investigation, and so far as can be ascertained there are no cases now remaining in which a claim has not been made upon the purchasers of building materials through the Department of Building Materials Supply.