HC Deb 08 March 1946 vol 420 c134W
Major C. Poole

asked the Prime Minister if he will consider the establishment of a separate department to deal exclusively with the reclamation and disposal of all surplus Government stores in order to avoid the inter-Departmental delays now taking place; and to make all surplus stores available to the public as quickly as possible.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell has been appointed to act in the name of the President of the Board of Trade as the Government's executive officer for the disposal of surplus stores and his authority runs over the whole field of manufactured civilian stores.