§ Mr. Jamieson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what charges are made by his Department to private firms for(a) delivery of goods/supplies and (b) stockpiling of goods for sale by private companies.
§ Mr. Freeman
In general, surplus goods are collected from MOD establishments by private companies that have either purchased them outright or that are contracted to sell them on behalf of the MOD. The question of charges does not therefore arise. Exceptions to this general rule may arise from negotiations on particular contracts.