§ 27. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Minister of Supply what steps he proposes to take to reduce the price of the Centurion tank.
§ Mr. Hughes
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Cromwell tank cost £10,000 in 1945 and that in 1950 the cost of the Centurion tank was £35,000 and that it has now risen to £38,000—enough to build 20 houses? Is he just awaiting suggestions from me before he does some-think about it?
§ Mr. Sandys
The weight and complexity of a tank, and the cost of living as a whole, have increased during that time.