HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c327W
100. Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for War what action is to be taken to deal with the 75,000 vehicles not in use in the British zone of Germany; to what Ministries they are offered when they are declared surplus, as in the case of 35,000 of them, or how they are disposed of.

Mr. Bellenger

The 35,000 vehicles have been notified for disposal to the Control Commission, who act in Germany on behalf of the Ministry of Supply. The remainder of the surplus vehicles will be dealt with in the same way. I understand that the Ministry of Supply arrangements for the disposal of surplus vehicles arising in Germany provide for the acquisition by the Control Commission of vehicles needed to meet its essential requirements, for the removal of types and quantities for which there is a demand elsewhere and for the disposal within Germany of the remainder. Action along these lines is in progress.

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