Government Motor Vehicles (Disposal)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons am 12:00 am ar 21 Mawrth 1945.

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Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington 12:00, 21 Mawrth 1945

The approximate number of motor vehicles which have been returned to the industry for disposal to date is 18,000. The great majority of these were civilian type vehicles and were returned to industry under the conditions contained in the agreement between the Ministry of Supply and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a copy of which was sent to my hon. and gallant Friend on 9th October, 1941. Recently, however, Service type vehicles have become available for disposal and all vehicles are now being sold under a new agreement which has not yet been finalised, but which imposes somewhat different but basically similar conditions of price regulation to those contained in the old agreement.