Such a transfer was considered when the new corps was being planned, but it was decided that the provision and storage of spare parts and equipment are a matter for experts in storage and provision rather than for engineers. The closest contact will, however, be maintained between the new corps and the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in this matter.
Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that for speed and simplicity of design this is the method, and that this is certainly the pattern upon which comparable commercial organisations base their organisation? Should we make an exception in this case?