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Surplus Vehicles, Cornbury Park (Sale)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply (1) whether he will consult with the Minister of Agriculture to arrange for sale to farmers of the vehicles and trailers at present deteriorating in Cornbury Park;(2) what action he is taking to avoid damage from weather to vehicles kept in Cornbury Park, such as occurred in the winter 1946–47; and when he expects to disperse the vehicle park kept in Cornbury Park.

These vehicles, which have only just been handed over to the Ministry of Supply for disposal will be sold by auction next January. The sale will be widely advertised in the Press, including farming journals, and farmers will have an opportunity of purchasing suitable vehicles. I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War that anti-frost precautions have been taken.