HC Deb 19 February 1957 vol 565 c59W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for War haw many years' stocks of bicycles, binoculars, and chairs, respectively, it is his policy normally to hold for the Army's use.

Mr. Hare

We need to hold sufficient bicycles and chairs to meet the Army's requirements for between three and fifteen months and enough binoculars for between six and eighteen months. This is in addition to any necessary war reserves.