HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 cc140-1W
101. Mr. P. Thorneycroft

asked the Minister of Supply if, in order to conform to the spirit of the new covenant, instituted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, he will refrain from ordering new cars for the use of civil Departments in replacement of cars already supplied since the war.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

New cars are ordered to replace those supplied since the war only in exceptional circumstances, for example, damage beyond repair of an existing vehicle.