HC Deb 07 November 1945 vol 415 cc1418-9W
Colonel Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production whether his Ministry has now collected all surplus blankets from rest centres and other depots; and what are his plans for their disposal.

Mr. Wilmot

Arrangements have been made with the Ministry of Works for the collection of surplus blankets from rest centres. Of the surpluses so far reported from these and other sources, over 90 per cent. have been dealt with and the collection of the remainder is proceeding.

After the requirements of the Services have been met, the balance is at present divided between relief supplies for the liberated areas and the home trade. The Board of Trade is responsible for negotiating the disposal of blankets to the home market.