HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 c95W
114. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Minister of Supply what steps he takes, before announcing public auction of surplus equipment, to ascertain whether that equipment is required by other Government Departments.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Stores needed by other Government Departments are notified to the Ministry of Supply and if such stores are available, these needs are met from surpluses before they are offered for sale.