54. Mr. Amory
asked the Minister of Agriculture why the delivery of certain makes of British tractors has recently been retarded; and whether he is aware that this will interfere with this season's farm production programme.
§ Mr. T. Williams
Supplies for the home market have been very greatly increased and are at present running at double the level of a year ago.
Is it not a fact that the number of these tractors available is at present quite a good deal less than was estimated owing to certain large export commitments?
§ Mr. Williams
No, Sir. It is true that more Ferguson tractors are being exported than was the case a short time ago, but there is still a large number of Ferguson tractors being made available to home producers.