HC Deb 06 April 1955 vol 539 c102W
81. Mr. Dugdale

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the cause of the large over-estimate for clothing, soap and tobacco issued to the Navy during 1953–54.

Commander Noble

The relatively large underspending shown under Vote 2, Subhead M, in the Navy Appropriation Account for 1953–54 was due principally to short deliveries of clothing resulting from delays in production and to a small extent to a fall in prices.