§ 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 estimated22W value of £1,212,000. The other information asked for by the hon. Member is not available.
Following is the information:
VEHICLES BOUGHT BY THE GOVERNMENT SINCE AUGUST, 1945. 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