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Surplus Government Stores

Volume 415: debated on Monday 5 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether all surplus Government stores are being released for public use; and if every effort is made to give equal opportunities to acquire them to all members of the community.

Goods which become surplus are allocated in accordance with the provisions of the White Papers on the Disposal of Government Surplus Stores, one of the chief objects of which is to ensure fair distribution.

asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production whether he is aware of the great demand for typewriters among business and commercial interests; and whether he will make immediately available surplus typewriters hitherto in use by service units.

I have been asked to reply. Arrangements have been made for bringing on to the market as rapidly as possible those typewriters which are now becoming surplus to Government requirements. The first batch has just been notified to the trade.