§ Brigadier-General MAKINS
asked the Secretary of State for War the number of light cars, ambulances, and motor vehicles generally, other than commercial cars and lorries, under the control of his Department, both at home and abroad, in all the theatres of war at the date of the Armistice; and the number of such light cars, etc., now in the possession of the War Office?
§ Mr. WALSH
The total numbers of wheeled motor vehicles in possession at the time of the Armistice and now are, approximately, as follows:
No deduction, however, can be made on account of commercial cars and lorries, since the chassis of practically all such vehicles in the Army are of commercial type.
Armistice, 1918. 31st May, 1924. Lorries, etc. … 50,259 1,222 Cars and vans … 26,133 615 Ambulances … 7,045 157 Motor-cycles … 34,865 849 Total … 121,302 2,843