HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 c875W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the War Office have sanctioned the issue of motor cycles fitted with cut-out and inefficient silencers; whether he is aware that at the Bromley Police Court recently Company Sergeant-Major Charles William Ward, of the Army Service Corps, was summoned and fined 10s. for using a Triumph cycle fitted with one of these defective silencers and thereby committing an offence against the police regulations; whether his attention has been called to the evidence given in Court by Lieutenant Noble that the machine in question was one accepted by the War Office, and by Lieutenant Sugdon that if the police contention were upheld it would mean the overhauling and possible scrapping of thousands of motor cycle silencers which were now being used in the Army; and, under these circumstances, whether he will institute an inquiry into the case?


This matter has been taken up and is receiving consideration.