HC Deb 23 March 1956 vol 550 c157W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Secretary of State for War what action is taken in his Department on receiving notification by the Ministry of Supply of public auctions of Government surplus stocks; the extent of purchases made by his Department from these stocks since 1st January, 1954; and the date of the last order to be placed.

Mr. F. Maclean

The catalogues of these auctions are examined to check whether any items offered would be of use to the War Department. We do not keep separate records of resultant purchases, which have in any case been negligible.