HC Deb 10 November 1950 vol 480 c104W
Mr. Bevins

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent it is his policy to standardise engines for 'B' vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Strachey

The War Office policy is to use a specially developed standardised range of engines in "Combat" 'B' vehicles, which are vehicles, other than fighting vehicles, used by the "teeth" arms in infantry, armoured and airborne divisions. These special vehicles will constitute some 16 per cent. of the total Army fleet. As regards other 'B' vehicles, we must accept what standardisation the trade can give us within the limits of finance available, and we welcome every step which the trade can achieve to help us.

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