HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 c224W
Mr. Peake

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net receipts during the year 1946 from the disposal of Government surpluses overseas, territory by territory.

Mr. Dalton,

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 3rd March, 1947; Vol. 434, Col. 21], supplied the following figures

North West Europe (excluding Germany) 9.5
French North Africa 1.5
Cyprus .2
Egypt 8.4
Sudan 1.3
Palestine 1.75
Syria 1.4
Persia and Iraq 3.4
India 27.1
South Africa 2.6
Australia .6
East and West Africa 1.15
Far East 3.7
Miscellaneous not allocated 1.4
Total 64.0

Note.—These figures are gross receipts as the cost of disposal cannot readily be ascertained or allocated. They include proceeds from sales of fixed assets and of surplus stores thrown up by Service Departments but not of sales from Service stocks which cannot be allocated between stores which would otherwise have been surplus, and stores which would require replacement. The figures are in part estimated, as full information for the calendar year 1946 is not yet available.