HC Deb 15 December 1947 vol 445 cc279-80W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many vehicles are now owned and used by the Ministry of Agriculture; and how many were purchased since 1st January, 1947.

Mr. T. Williams

My Department owns and uses 14,577 vehicles, the majority of which are employed in providing services to farmers by agricultural executive committees. Since 1st January, 1947, my Department has acquired 2,199 vehicles; of these 114 were new, the remainder being reconditioned ex-Service vehicles.