HC Deb 07 July 1927 vol 208 c1427
28. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for War what types of tanks are in use and under construction for His Majesty's Army; and what is the first cost of each type?


The uresent standard tanks in use are the Mark I, Mark IA and Mark II light tanks. The average cost of these three marks varies slightly, but, excluding the guns, is approximately £7,700. Apart from these, there are some tanks of wartime manufacture which are gradually being replaced as opportunity offers. It would not be in the public interest to give information as to the types of tanks which are under trial and have not yet been adopted into the service.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a tank of small size known as the Merlin Morris tank costs £400?


I am aware that there are some one-man and two-men tanks, and they are being tried out now. I do know their cost.

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