81. Mr. Dugdale
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the cause of the large over-estimate for clothing, soap and tobacco issued to the Navy during 1953–54.
§ Commander Noble
The relatively large underspending shown under Vote 2, Subhead M, in the Navy Appropriation Account for 1953–54 was due principally to short deliveries of clothing resulting from delays in production and to a small extent to a fall in prices.