§ Mr. Marples
asked the Minister of Supply if he is aware that many motorcar engines are being broken up for scrap in Sheffield, and that one of the city's largest scrap yards contains a number of crates containing new spare parts and accessories, several of which are marked, Ford CYL Block LV7/F.D. C29A-6012; and, in view of the shortage of such spare parts for the home and export markets, what steps he is taking to prevent this waste.
§ Mr. G. R. Strauss
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to spares and 155W accessories bought from the Government depôt at Thorp Arch. Those which he mentions are Canadian manufactured cylinder blocks and other spares, and not motor-car engines. They were sold for scrapping because they could not be used for British manufactured vehicles and efforts to sell them abroad had failed.