HC Deb 09 December 1919 vol 122 c1148W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury how many typewriters surplus to requirements have been returned to the Stationery Department from the various Departments of State since November, 1918, how many were in stock at the Stationery Department on that date, how many have been reissued, and how many remain in stock now?


The number of typewriters returned to the Stationery Office in the year 1st December, 1918, to 30th November, 1919, was 7,738. The number of returned machines on hand on 1st December, 1918, was seventy-one. Of the total of 7,809, 337 have been broken up, 2,267 have been reissued, and 5,205 are in hand awaiting examination, overhaul and repair. The total issues for the period have been 7,946, so that 5,679 new machines were issued, but this was mainly in the early part of the year before returned machines were available for reissue. No new machines are being bought or issued now except where special machines are required.