HC Deb 04 March 1947 vol 434 cc231-2
36. Mr. Snadden

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many tractor-binders and Fordson tractors have been allocated to Scotland for the 1947 harvest.

Mr. Westwood

138 imported tractor binders have been allocated to Scotland for the 1947 harvest. There is no allocation system for the distribution of home-produced binders but I am informed that the manufacturers hope to meet all Scottish orders on hand for tractor binders for this year's harvest. In addition, although production is restricted, the Ford Motor Company expect to deliver 500 Fordson tractors to Scotland between 1st March and mid-August against orders approved by agricultural executive committees.

Mr. Snadden

Is the Secretary of State aware that tractor allocation is completely inadequate in my own area, for, whereas 60 have been applied for, only 10 have been allocated, which is quite impossible?

Mr. Osborne

Can the Minister state whether Scotland is getting more than her fair share compared with England?

Mr. Westwood

That is not the Question on the Order Paper.