§ Brigadier-General WIGAN
asked the Secretary of State for War why the number of motor cars for official use at the War Office is now six times in excess of that in use for similar purposes in 1914?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
From a War Department point of view, mechanical transport was more or less in its infancy in 1914. Rapid strides have since been made, and it has been found, in the interests of efficiency, that a greater number of cars have to be used. As stated in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member on 27th October, reductions of staff in the War Office have allowed large reductions to be made in the number of motor cars required, and, as further reductions of staff take place, even the present number will be further reduced.