§ Mr. Dodds
asked the Secretary of State for War how many of the 381,325 shaving brushes, 168,000 hair brushes, 986,375 safety razors and 4,075,000 razor blades offered at the auction sale at Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, on 16th and 17th October, were sold; what was the total amount realised ; and how this compares with the cost of purchase.
§ Mr. F. Maclean
423,625 shaving brushes, 205,450 hair brushes, 986,375 safety razors and 4,075,000 razor blades were sold and realised £18,466. The exact cost of these items, which were all bought before the end of the war, is not now known; but the amount received was about a third of the prices current in 1945.