HC Deb 04 November 1918 vol 110 cc1796-7
77. Captain CARR-GOMM

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if any experts other than the expert officers of the directorate of supplies and transport at the War Office and the Mechanical Transport Board were members of the conference which considered the offer of motor firms to undertake the repair of a large number of motors at a quarter of the cost of the Government scheme at Cippenham; and, if so, will he say whether these were civilian experts?


The answer to the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question is in the negative. Several of the officers who were consulted are, however, expert engineers in civil life.


Is it not a fact that the only people who decided upon this scheme were those interested in the promotion of it?


No, I cannot say that. I do not think that is quite accurately stated.