§ Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether the present system of selling surplus Government stores of clothing in bulk renders it impossible for ex-service men to compete with the big dealers; whether the Prime Minister recently stated, when addressing deputations from ex-service men's organisations, that the Government was most anxious to help in every way; and whether, as a commencement, he is prepared to sell £500 of clothing to the headquarters of the Comrades of the Great War, £400 to their association in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and £100 to the Shropshire Comrades?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
With regard to the first part of the question, I am unable to add anything to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member on the 25th february. The whole of the stocks of surplus clothing have now been sold.