HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 cc21-2W
93. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Supply, in addition to the 2,090 motor cars purchased by the Government since August, 1945, for use of the Departments of State, how many were taken over at that date; what is the present total; how many are on order and what, respectively, are their values; and if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the details sent to the hon. Member for Orpington on 12th March.

Mr. Wilmot

The information sent to the hon. Member on 12th March will be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT. Orders for passenger cars outstanding at 25th January, 1947, were 3,095 at an estimated value of £1,212,000. The other information asked for by the hon. Member is not available.

Following is the information:

Department. Numbers delivered against orders in the period August, 1945–25th January, 1947. Total value of vehicles ordered and delivered.
Admiralty 155 64,848
War Office 83 87,980
Central Office of Information. 30 13,041
Control Commission for Germany and Austria. 568 219,335
Customs and Excise 44 13,293
Department of Agriculture for Scotland. 40 11,385
Foreign Office 80 65,808
General Post Office 46 12,453
Home Office 35 9,292
Imperial War Graves Commission. 28 9,712
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. 265 57,152
Ministry of Education 97 22,529
Ministry of Food 20 5,105
Ministry of Fuel and Power. 25 9,005
Ministry of Health 62 15,728
Ministry of Labour and National Service. 66 18,772
Ministry of Supply 150 54,202
Ministry of Transport 27 7,017
Ministry of Works 203 59,882
National Savings Committee. 23 5,611
Other Departments (for which less than 20 cars were bought). 42 15,541
2,089 £777,691