HC Deb 23 February 1959 vol 600 c797
13. Mr. Mellish

asked the Minister of Supply if he is now developing aerial jeeps for use by the Army.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

We are developing various light communications aircraft and helicopters. We have nothing exactly like the American so-called aerial jeep.

Mr. Mellish

Are there any consultations going on with the Americans? Is it not possible that with good co-operation they could provide such jeeps for Commando units?

Mr. Jones

Yes, Sir, there is cooperation, but as far as I am aware no requirement for such a vehicle has yet been expressed by any of the Services.