§ Sir J. WALTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he can inform the House the total number of motor-car owners in the United Kingdom, and the total number of those to whom the War Office has directly appealed to release their chauffeurs for service either in munition works or for motor transport service with an undertaking to reinstate them after the War?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I cannot state the number of motor-car owners in the United Kingdom. The appeals to car owners have been made through the secretaries of the Royal Automobile Club and its affiliated clubs. Special recruiting officers have also toured the country and have interviewed car owners, but no record has been kept of the total number of owners to whom appeal has been made.