HC Deb 20 November 1945 vol 416 cc380-1W
Sir B. Neven-Spence

asked the Secretary of State for War what general instructions have been issued by his Department regarding material and stores that may be scrapped or destroyed; and what precautions are taken to see that these instructions are strictly carried out.

Mr. Lawson

Such material and stores are reported direct by the War Office or by the Army Salvage organisation to the Ministry of Supply and Aircraft Production, for disposal or destruction. Actual destruction is sometimes carried out by the Army on behalf of the Ministry. This arrangement, which has been in operation for several years, is fully known to all concerned and I have no reason to suppose that it is not being properly observed.

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