HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 cc344-5
14. Mr. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that during November, 1946, only 12 giant tyres were available for distribution for the whole of Lincolnshire; and if he is satisfied that this second largest county in the country is getting its fair share of the tyres available.

Sir. S. Cripps

Well over 1,000 giant tyres were supplied to Lincolnshire depots in November last. Tyre manufacturers distribute according to demand and I have no reason to suppose that Lincolnshire is not getting its appropriate share.

Mr. Osborne

If so many tyres were sent to Lincolnshire in November, why is it that so many of the farm vehicles are off the road and the stuff is not being sent to the factories for lack of these tyres?

Sir S. Cripps

I am afraid I cannot answer that question without full particulars.