HC Deb 03 June 1946 vol 423 c267W
117. Mr. Eccles

asked the Minister of Supply why His Majesty's Government have ordered 2,500 Austin 12 and 16 h.p. motor cars when there are ex-Government motor cars which, after overhaul, would be quite suitable for U.N.R.R.A. and R.A.F. requirements.

Mr. Wilmot

Two thousand five hundred new Austins have been ordered for the Control Commission because all surplus Government cars for which reconditioning capacity is available had already been allocated to other important uses.