HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 c86W
79. Mr. Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for War to state the total amount of paint now held surplus at the Suez Canal Base; and how it is proposed to dispose of it.

Mr. F. Maclean

There are about 2,000 tons of paint surplus to our needs in the Canal Zone. Some will be needed by the Army elsewhere; some will be bought by the Egyptian Army, and the rest will be available to other buyers.