HC Deb 31 October 1916 vol 86 cc1571-2W

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the number of expensive and high-powered light motor cars apportioned to the staffs of the Armies, Army corps, divisions, and other headquarters in England, Egypt, and elsewhere than in France; and whether, without injuring the tactical and strategical efficiency of His Majesty's Army, he can see his way to replace these cars, when worn out, with smaller and cheaper cars requiring little expert knowledge to drive, thus saving money and releasing a number of soldier-chauffeurs for the Infantry?


Every endeavour is being made constantly to reduce the number of high-powered cars, but the smaller cars require expert attention also. Experience has shown that the employment of less experienced chauffeurs leads to deterioration in the cars.

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