HC Deb 31 March 1958 vol 585 c95W
85. Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for War why two departments of the Central Ordnance Depot at Didcot ordered items of household goods and furniture much surplus to their requirements; to what extent this resulted in a financial loss; whether steps have now been taken to obviate a repetition of this occurrence; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Soames

This is one of the subjects dealt with in a recent report by the Comptroller and Auditor-General. I should prefer, therefore, not to make a statement about it until the Public Accounts Committee has reported.