HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c262W
96. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will appoint a special committee of inquiry into the sale of surplus Government vehicles, in view of the irregularities which took place at Ruddington over 25 amphibious ducks.

Mr. Woodburn

No, Sir. No irregularities took place. We received a number of inquiries for these amphibious Terrapins (not DUKWS). Tenders were therefore invited from all who had shown an interest—over 30 in number—and they were sold to the highest tenderers. The average price realised was about 10 per cent. of their original cost.