HC Deb 09 March 1949 vol 462 c1160
1. Mr. Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Air the nature and value of the stores held at the Royal Air Force depot at Kintore, Aberdeenshire; and the purpose for which this establishment is maintained.

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Mr. Geoffrey de Freitas)

This depot holds about £60,000 worth of works plant, stores and equipment, including accessories, spares and materials which are required for the maintenance of airfields and domestic accommodation at R.A.F. stations north of the Forth.

Sir Waldron Smithers

Is the Minister quite sure that there is no weevil-infested barley there belonging to the Ministry of Food.

Mr. Spence

Is the Minister sure that all the stores held are necessary for maintenance, and could not he release those of a nature connected with building, such as baths, electric wire and fixtures, in order to assist our housing programme?

Mr. de Freitas

I will certainly look into that point.