HC Deb 03 April 1919 vol 114 cc1422-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangements are made for the disposal of surplus Army stares; whether the arrangements for sales are made locally; and, if so, who is in charge of the arrangements?


I have been asked to answer this question. The duty of disposing of surplus Government property, including surplus Army stores, has been placed upon the Ministry of Munitions by the War Cabinet. A Disposal Board, of which details were given in the Press on the 10th February last, and in my statement in the House on Wednesday, 5th March, has been set up in the Ministry to deal with disposal of these stores. In each theatre of war the Disposal Board has a representative who advises as to whether stores should be sold locally or otherwise.