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Surplus Army Boots (Disposal)

Volume 148: debated on Tuesday 8 November 1921

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether his Department has disposed of any soiled or unsoiled Army boots during the last 12 months; if so, the amount, and how they were disposed of, whether by private treaty or public sale; and whether any Government Department has disposed of any stocks of hoots purchased primarily for the Army?

I have been asked to answer this question. The Disposal Board has sold during the past 12 months by public auction, public tender, or private treaty, approximately 1,750,000 pairs of footwear. Nearly 1,500,000 pairs were Army boots of varying descriptions and varying degrees of serviceability, and the rest consisted of clogs, shoes, waders, wood-soled trench boots, slippers, and other miscellaneous items