HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 c2575
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.

Mr. Amory

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.