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Vehicles (Armed Forces)

Volume 480: debated on Monday 13 November 1950

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107 and 108.

asked the Minister of Supply (1) what progress has been made in the development of standardised load carrying vehicles for the fighting Services; what is the value of orders he has placed and when any substantial number will be in use by the fighting Services;(2) If orders are being placed in the United Kingdom for a new jeep, or if he is ordering jeeps from the United States of America.

Considerable progress has been made with the construction and trial of prototypes of vehicles of this kind. A vehicle, designed to meet the requirement previously met in part by the American jeep, has passed the development stage and a production order has been placed in this country. It would not be in the public interest to give the value of orders placed nor to say when the vehicles will be in use. Jeeps are not being ordered from America.