HC Deb 30 June 1952 vol 503 c1W
Miss Burton

asked the Minister of Supply how many new cars have been allocated to car hire firms by his Department for each of the years 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1951.

Mr. Sandys

As I explained to the hon. Lady in reply to her Question on 23rd June, the Ministry of Supply does not allocate motor cars. It has, however, since 1948 supported from time to time requests for early deliveries to car-hire firms nominated by the British Travel and Holiday Association, where it can be shown that this will bring in foreign currency. In 1948, requests for 326 cars were supported in this way, in 1949, 210, in 1950, 942, and in 1951, 2,050.