HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 c317W
87. Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state the cost of the stores and all other items not treated as capital, respectively, which have been handed over by Her Majesty's Government to the People's Republic of South Yemen and also the quantities of ammunition which are included in the above figures.

Mr. Boyden

Moveable equipment and stores not required for use elsewhere, or whose removal would not have been economic, were sold. Sales included quantities of ammunition to the Southern Yemen authorities. The Southern Yemen Army has been buying its ammunition from British Army sources for some years.

As far as is at present known, the only items not covered in Cmnd. 3442 which were handed over were approximately 10,000 tons of fuel oil left as sludge at the bottom of fuel tanks valued at list price as £52,000; and a small quantity of stores, the current depreciated value of which is estimated to be £7,000.