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Surplus Paint

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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114 and 115.

asked the Minister of Supply (1) if any attempt was ever made to operate the announced plan for disposal of Government surplus paints and varnishes; and if it is the Government's intention to put this plan fully into operation; (2), whether he is aware that a considerable amount of surplus Government paint now being sold is so poor that it should be condemned in accordance with the original arrangements made between the Government and the paint industry and if he will take steps accordingly.

I would refer him to the reply which I gave to him on 6th March. The scheme proved too slow in operation and we do not intend to return to it. For the reasons which I gave, I cannot undertake to examine all surplus paint in order to determine its condition.