§ 101. Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Supply what proportion of the 3,656,000 gallons of paints and distempers were sold; to whom were they sold; and what sum was realised.
§ Mr. Woodburn
Approximately 80 per cent. was sold. The remainder, consisting mainly of camouflage paint which is not required for civil purposes, was destroyed. There were numerous sales transactions and many of them were carried out by regional offices. Details are as follow:
gallons. Sold to the trade and builders' merchants from Headquarters 1,317,000 Sold to Government Departments 886,000 Sold regionally 614,000 Sold by public auction (Newbury) 8,000 Total sales 2,825,000 Destroyed 831,000 Total 3,656,000
I regret that information about the sum realised is not available centrally.