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Services (Transport Requirements)

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made in contracting out the transport requirements of the services where these are not part of the war establishment of field formations below corps, and so on level; and if he will publish in the Official Report the reduction in the numbers of such general service vehicles since he took office together with the increase in the value of transportation contracted out.

A number of feasibility studies are in progress for the contracting out of the transport requirements of the services, but the reduction in the numbers of vehicles and the value of transportation contracted out so far are minimal.