HC Deb 23 February 1954 vol 524 c182
11. Mr. John Hall

asked the Secretary of State for War what progress has been made with the standardisation of vehicles.

Mr. Head

Good progress has been made in getting interchangeability of engine parts and components of wheeled combat vehicles and of components and bodies of general service vehicles.

Mr. Hall

Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind the desirability of speeding up the work of the Committee that is engaged on this task? Is he aware that it will not only help the supply and maintenance service but will also help him in his problem of pruning "the tail"?

Mr. Head

Yes, Sir, I quite agree.