Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Army Vehicles (Sale).

– in the House of Commons on 24th June 1942.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Minister of Supply the circumstances in which ex-Army vehicles have been sold by auction, or by unrestricted tender, this year; and the numbers involved?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

No ex-Army vehicles have been sold by the Ministry of Supply by auction; but, before the existing arrangements for controlled disposal were made, 1,550 ex-Army motor cycles and 1,259 motor cars had been sold this year by unrestricted tender.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Do the assurances given, and the elaborate machinery explained by the former Parliamentary Secretary about the end of last year, still hold good in regard to the operating machinery for such control?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

I shall have to refer to that answer before I can reply.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Will my right hon. Friend answer a Question on those lines at some convenient date, and say whether any alteration has taken place?