HC Deb 10 November 1947 vol 444 c28
59. Mr. Gooch

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware of the serious position with regard to plough fittings in North Norfolk; and if he will assist one of the largest agents with headquarters in this area, who has outstanding orders for over 1,050 dozen points, to meet these orders.

Mr. T. Williams

I have received representations from Norfolk and from other counties about the shortage of ploughshares and points. If my hon. Friend will let me have the name of the agents in North Norfolk he has in mind, I will have inquiries made into their special difficulties. For information as to the steps we are taking to increase supplies of shares and points generally, I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies that I gave to the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton) and to other hon. Members on 27th October.

Mr. Turton

Is the Minister aware that notwithstanding the reply he gave a fortnight ago, the points situation is no better in the North of England? May I send the right hon. Gentleman my list, too?

Mr. Williams

It may very well be that the position is not a lot better, but the output is about double what it was before the Question was put down.