HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 cc3001-2W
Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Air to whom the 502 river craft, formerly in the service of the inland water-transport of Iraq, sold since the 1st January, 1923, have been disposed of?


The information requested by the hon. and gallant Member is not available; the detailed accounts of the sale have not been sent home from Iraq and the names of the purchasers cannot he stated. I am informed, however, by the Surplus Stores, Liquidation Department that the pur- chasers were largely natives of India, and Iraq and a list of their names would not be very informative. I may add that the boats were sold only after extensive advertisement in Iraq and India and throughout the East.

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