§ Sir Nicholas Bonsor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the(a) numbers, (b) types, (c) ages and (d) manufacturers of vehicles in the current inventory of his Department's fleet of B vehicles.
§ Mr. Soames
My Department has some 92,900 B vehicles divided into around 15 generic categories. Examples of these are: motor cycles, cars, minibuses, coaches, vans, truck utility light/medium, truck utility heavy, 4–8 tonne trucks, 10 tonne plus trucks, recovery vehicles, fuel tankers, tank transporters, trailers and miscellaneous vehicles.
There are more than 150 manufacturers of B vehicles. Detailed information on the manufacturer and age is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.