HC Deb 30 April 1956 vol 552 c9W
65. Mr. G. Brown

asked the Minister of Supply how far it is the practice of his Department to place a reserve on surplus supplies offered for sale by auction; and what reserve was placed on the Fordson tractors recently sold by his Department for £17 10s. each.

Mr. Maudling

In consultation with the auctioneers, reserve prices are fixed for suitable lots. No reserve was placed on the Fordson trucks, to which I understand the right hon. Gentleman refers.

67. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Supply if he will compile and issue a list of cars, vehicles and eight-wheeled Scammels, sold by his Department since 1946; the prices obtained; and to whom they were sold.

Mr. Maudling

No. Since the war ended several hundred thousand surplus vehicles of all kinds have been sold at home and abroad and the cost to public funds of attempting to compile the list requested by the hon. Member would not be justifiable.