asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will give the latest figures of disposals of vehicles by the British Transport Commission, including those in list R1, both with and without premises; and what percentage disposals represent the total number of vehicles offered and the total vehicles which must be sold under the provisions of the Transport Act, 1953.
The number of vehicles sold in units without premises in Lists Nos. 1 to 3 and No. R.1 is 2,316 or 79 per cent. of the vehicles offered in such units. No decisions have yet been taken on tenders for units with premises re-offered in List R.1. In Lists 1 to 3, 791 vehicles have been sold in units with premises which represents 11 per cent. of the vehicles so offered. The 3,107 vehicles sold to date represent about 10 per cent. of the total number eventually to be offered and disposed of.