HC Deb 03 March 1952 vol 497 c23
39. Mr. William Shepherd

asked the Minister of Supply why 200 sacks of shaving brushes were declared by the storage depot at Byley, Middlewich, to be surplus to requirements; what was the price paid for these brushes; and what was the price realised at auction in November, 1951.

The Minister of Supply (Mr. Duncan Sandys)

The articles referred to were declared surplus because shaving brushes are no longer issued to the Army. They were manufactured in India during the war and the cost cannot now be traced. They were sold by auction for £2,165.