§ 39. Mr. C. S. Taylor
asked the Minister of Supply the estimated value of the stores left in this country by the U.S. Forces at the conclusion of hostilities; and how these stores are to be disposed of.
§ Mr. Wilmot
Payment for these stores was made as part of a wider settlement covering lend lease, reciprocal aid and other claims published on 6th December, 1945, Cmd. 6708, and no separate estimate of their value is available. The stores are disposed of in the same way as our own surpluses, namely, to meet Government and other priority needs, by sale through the trade, by tender, or by public auction.