asked the Minister of Supply whether he will now authorise the 970 steel bunks in possession of the Borough of Brentford and Chiswick to be sold as scrap metal, in view of the fact that they cannot be sold as bunks and that they are steadily deteriorating at the council's depots, at Corney Road, Ealing Road and Town Meadow, where they also cause obstruction.
I have been asked to reply. Authority to dispose of shelter bunks was given to local authorities in Circular 212/45 dated 4th December, 1945. I am informed that tenders for the sale of the bunks held by the Borough of Brentford and Chiswick are awaiting consideration by the Council. Any bunks which prove to be unsaleable as bunks may be disposed of as scrap.