HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 cc95-6W
115. Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Supply why his Department in 1946 refused an offer of £120 for a salt bath at Carleton Mills, near Skipton; and why he immediately issued orders for its dismantling at a cost of £75 to the taxpayer and received less than £10 for scrap metal.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

I regret that I have been unable to trace any offer for this salt bath. Our efforts to sell it were unsuccessful and it had to be scrapped to enable the Carleton Factory to be handed over to an industrial firm. The scrap was sold for £27 10s.