HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c258W
90 and 91. Mr. Erroll

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) the estimated cost of the Special Armoured Devices Establishment for 1946–47.

(2) when he intends to close down the Special Armoured Devices Establishment; or is it going to become a permanent postwar establishment.

Mr. Bellenger

It is not intended, at present, to close down this establishment. It is still needed for carrying out the user, tactical and field trials of fighting and other special vehicles and devices. How and by what establishment these functions will be carried out as a permanent measure has not yet been decided, but in the meantime this establishment will continue in its present form. For reasons of security it is not the practice to furnish particulars of the estimated cost of such establishments.