asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the amount of cloth released from Army stores 305W for civilian purposes since the 1st August last, and the amount of cloth still held in reserve in Army stores?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Since the 1st August last over ten and a quarter million yards of cloth have been reported for disposal. In addition to this it may be interesting to know that approximately twenty-one million yards of material which does not come under the heading of "cloth" have also been declared surplus since the date mentioned. As regards the last part of the question, I am not able to give him the figures at the moment, but if he will put the question down again in a week's time I hope to be able to do so.