§ Mr. HOGGE
asked the Home Secretary whether he proposes to provide the sum of £25,000 for the purchase and maintenance of motor vehicles for the police force, as shown in the provisional Estimate for 1922–23, having regard to the fact that there are 3,173 motor vehicles held as maintenance and mobilisation reserves for the Army at home, and 1,187 motor vehicles surplus to the normal establishment of the Air Service at home?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The answer is in the affirmative. The estimate mentioned includes a small sum for the purchase of motor-bicycles, but with this exception the whole is required for the costs of maintenance and the wages of drivers. It is not anticipated that it will be necessary to purchase any motor-cars during the year.