asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Ford vehicles are in official use in his Department; what proportion of all vehicles in operation this represents; how many of these vehicles have been delivered in the past nine weeks; and how many more vehicles his Department is committed to purchase from the Ford Motor Company.
A total of 4,900 Ford vehicles are currently in official use in the Ministry of Defence. They constitute approximately 7 per cent. of the Ministry's total fleet of wheeled prime mover vehicles. No Ford vehicles have been delivered to the Department during the past nine weeks.Some 500 vehicles are on order from Ford for the Ministry of Defence. A further 921 are on order for other Government Departments and other customers.