HC Deb 06 June 1946 vol 423 c2138
14. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, when replacements are necessary, he will ensure that the Indian motorcycles now in use by the Kent county constabulary are replaced by machines of British manufacture.

Mr. Ede

As the hon. Member appreciates, this is a matter for the Kent police authority. I am informed, however, that the majority of motorcycles in use by the Kent police are of British manufacture, but that during the war it was found necessary to acquire a certain number of Indian motor cycles. It is the intention of the authority to replace these in due course by British machines.

Sir W. Smithers

May I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his answer?