Oral Answers to Questions — Surplus War Stores (Sales).

– in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Oswald Mosley Mr Oswald Mosley , Harrow

48.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total sum received in respect of the sale of war stores from the date of the Armistice to the 28th February, 1922; and whether the whole of that sum has been treated as revenue?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

So far as the Disposal and Liquidation Commission is concerned, the answer is that the actual cash received and paid into the Exchequer for surplus war stores to the 28th February, 1922, is £227,000,000. This does not include sales of raw material made on trading accounts, or sales of surplus war stores made by other Departments, e.g., horses by the War Offices, shipping by the Ministry of Shipping, etc.

Photo of Mr Alexander Lyle-Samuel Mr Alexander Lyle-Samuel , Eye

Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the latter part of the question—whether the whole of that sum has been treated as revenue?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

I said it has been paid into the Exchequer, and any money paid into the Exchequer is revenue.