§ 52. Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Minister of Supply whether he is satisfied that tank production capacity in this country is adequate to meet the need and that the types of tanks are such that will enable 1968 our men in the field to meet the enemy on the basis of at least equality of equipment?
§ Sir A. Duncan
As stated by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Production in reply to the hon. Member for Wallsend (Miss Ward) oh 7th October, the tank production programme for this country has been formulated as part of a combined programme with the United States of America. This programme is planned to secure a supply of tanks of the most suitable types, sufficient in numbers and quality.
§ Captain Poole
Is due regard paid to the supply of spares for tanks, particularly in regard to American and Canadian contracts?