HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 cc164-5W
88 and 89. Mr. Turner

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) what steps he took to study facilities, methods and fees of other schools of motoring before placing a contract with the British School of Motoring for the training of 1,000 drivers;

(2) if, in future, he will issue public tenders in regard to the engagement of the services of schools of motoring for the training of Army drivers.

Mr. F. Maclean

The contract referred to is for six months only, is an experiment and, following common practice for pilot schemes, we did not go out to tender. If we decide that Army drivers shall in future be trained by a civilian organisation, other suitable firms will be invited to tender.