§ 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.