HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 cc489-90W
Mr. Blackburn

asked the Minister of Supply what steps are being taken to ensure that Government Departments declare surplus as many of their stores in the nature of scientific instruments as possible; and what Department is responsible for listing, classifying and distributing in accordance with need, such stores.

Mr. Wilmot:

Government Departments have standing instructions to declare for disposal equipment in excess of their needs, but in view of the shortage of scientific instruments they have recently been asked to make a special review of their holdings of such equipment. The duties connected with the disposal of scientific instruments fall to the Ministry of Supply.