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Government Departments (Motor Vehicles)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number and value of new motor vehicles delivered to Government Departments in the period 1st August, 1945, to 1st August, 1947, and the number of vehicles and the value thereof ordered but not delivered on 1st September, 1947.

From 1st August, 1945, to 31st July, 1947, 40,063 vehicles, costing about £22,928,000 (of which 26,340 were for the Defence Departments and 7,580 for the Post Office), were delivered to Government Departments. There were on order at 31st August, 1947, 7,699 vehicles, costing about £3,368,000, of which 64 were for the Defence Departments and 5,656 for the Post Office.