Mr. A. T. DAVIES
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether he is aware that the policy of the Disposals Board in regard to split bulk is objected to by wholesale drapers; whether, in consequence of this policy, thousands of pairs of worsted half-hose have been in the hands of the Board for upwards of two years; and whether, in consequence, any change in that policy is premeditated?
I am not aware of the objections mentioned in the first part of my hon. Freind's question. The policy of the Disposal Board is not to engage in retail sales, and no alteration is being made in that policy. In the case of socks a bale of 300 is the lowest quantity sold. Over half a million pairs have been disposed of, and ho socks have been in the hands of the Disposal Board for so long a period as two years.