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Surplus Vehicles, Germany

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many of the 77,000 vehicles parked in Germany, of which some 6,000 have been handed over to the disposal authorities, and the 11,263 taken into workshops for repair have now been transferred to local authorities for their use; and how many have been taken in for repair since the 17th November, 1947, or near date.

Transfer of surplus Army vehicles to German local authorities is not carried out by the War Department, but by the Control Commission for Germany, who have, I understand, recently made available approximately 4,700 vehicles to local authorities. Some 4,300 vehicles have been taken into workshops for repair since 17th November.