HC Deb 08 April 1957 vol 568 cc92-3W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will appoint an independent committee of inquiry into the circumstances in which£16,400,000 of public money was spent on the Champ British-type jeep for the Army, which had so many defects that production had to be halted, yet for which, before the Army had tested it, a substantial order was placed for delivery; and if he will instruct the committee to recommend appropriate disciplinary action.

Mr. John Hare

As was made clear in my Answer on 2nd April to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Nabarro), I do not accept allegations that this vehicle was a failure or the money spent on it wasted. The matter will be the subject of detailed inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee.