HC Deb 04 November 1946 vol 428 c1050
57. Mr. Digby

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the continuing delay experienced by farmers in obtaining wheel centres for tractors; and what steps are being taken to improve the position.

Mr. T. Williams

Yes, Sir. Difficulty in obtaining tractor wheel centres has been due to a shortage of manufacturing capacity and of foundry labour, but manufacturers are doing their utmost to increase their output. Accurate forecasts are not possible, but every effort is being made to secure an appreciable increase in production by early 1947.