§ Brigadier-General WIGAN
asked the Secretary of State for War if he can state the number of motor cars now allotted to or made available for the use of officers and officials at the War Office; what were the numbers of motor cars available for purposes prior to August, 1914; and if it is considered necessary for officers or officials employed at the War Office to have the privilege of being conveyed to and from their homes or lodgings at the public expense?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
At the present time 18 motor cars ace available for official purposes at the War Office. This represents a reduction of 96 cars, and the number will be further reduced as the staff of the office decreases. The number of cars available in August, 1914, was three. The answer to the last part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question is, speaking generally, in the negative, though exceptional circumstances may arise which may occasionally render it necessary.