§ Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for War (1) where the Royal 304W Army Service Corps company was stationed whose clothing and equipment accounts were lost in transit during the year ending 31st March, 1924; and what was the amount authorised by the Treasury in respect of these accounts;
(2) whether, seeing that the tanks and engines ordered in 1919, and on which an expenditure of £267,000 was incurred, have been found useless for either training or war, the officers responsible for the designs and the placing of the orders are still employed; whether the tanks and/or the engines have been sold; and, if so, what sum was realised by the sale?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
As both these questions arise on the Army Account, 1923–24, which at present stands referred to the Committee of Public Accounts, I propose to defer reply until the Committee have reported.