HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 cc575-6
8. Mr. Bossom

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the Mechanised Transport Corps who, up to the present, have been providing both motor cars and drivers free for the use of the Polish, Czechoslovak, Free French and Dutch Legations, are now to be re placed by Government motor cars with paid Auxiliary Territorial Service drivers, which are much required for other purposes?

Mr. Eden

I am not aware of any arrangements to provide foreign Embassies or Legations in this country with Government motor cars or drivers.

Mr. Bossom

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the Mechanised Transport Corps have been providing them, and they now understand that they will not be required to do this any longer?

Mr. Eden

I think the answer I have given will inform my hon. Friend of the situation.