HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc753-4W
Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider releasing surplus Ministry of Defence furniture, carpets and household equipment for the relief of those who have suffered loss in the recent floods in the east of England.

Dr. Gilbert

The Armed Forces have responded to a number of calls for assistance during the recent floods. There have been no requests for items of the kind to which the hon. Member refers, but, if any such requests were received, we would naturally see what could be done to help, subject in the normal way to appropriate arrangements being agreed with the local authorities concerned.