§ 69. Major GLYN
asked the Postmaster-General how many vehicles operated by his Department or by the contractors to the Post Office are of foreign manufacture; what is the number of vehicles, both vans and motor-cycle carriers, that have been purchased within the last year; and if all were made in this country?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
5,251 motor vehicles of all kinds are at present operated by the Department. Of these, 4,293 are wholly British; 954 are British with the exception of certain parts representing about 2½ per cent. of their value, and four are foreign. I have no definite information as to vehicles operated by the Department's contractors, but I believe most of them to be British. 1,255 motor vehicles were purchased last year and all of them are British.