HC Deb 19 June 1950 vol 476 cc61-2W
88. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Supply what is the estimated number of motor cars, excluding commercial vehicles, released to the home market, excluding the Government, in each year since 1945.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The following is the information.

The figures to the nearest thousand are:

August to December
1945 9,000
1946 130,000
1947 142,000
1948 107,000
1949 153,000
January to April, 1950, inclusive 38,000

Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Supply the number of all the types of motor cars produced in Great Britain last year; how many were allocated for home use and how many for export; and how many were required for official purposes.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Four hundred and twelve thousand cars were produced in 1949. Of these, 258,000 were exported and 154,000 delivered to the home market. One thousand six hundred and twelve were supplied against Government orders.