§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will cause to be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT a detailed list, item by item, of the clothing and other stocks and stores revealed by the recent investigation at the Army's Central Clothing Depot; if he will tabulate the number of issues of each article during 1955–56 and the numbers at present in stock; if he will indicate the estimated life of each article; and if he will take disciplinary action against those responsible for the administration of this branch of his Department.
§ Mr. John Hare
30,000 different items are involved and I do not think that the circulation of a list would be either practicable or useful. As I explained on 2nd April in answer to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Nabarro), these stocks included war reserves and were not related merely to peace-time requirements. As my hon. and gallant Friend will be aware, the matter is due to be considered by the Public Accounts Committee.