§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Minister of Production whether in view of the great shortage of tractor ploughs, instructions have now been issued for all British firms normally engaged in the manufacture of ploughs to be permitted to concentrate on that production, since tractors are being delivered and there are insufficient ploughs to meet requirements; and whether the necessary allocations of material are being made to enable a sufficient number of ploughs to be issued to complete the orders to be placed by and through war agricultural committees at the earliest possible date.
§ Mr. Lyttelton
This is really a matter which is being dealt with by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, and, as stated in his reply to the Question put by my hon. Friend on 24th February, arrangements have been made for an increase in the home output of tractor ploughs from both existing and new productive capacity. The necessary allocations of materials have been made to enable firms to fulfil the production programmes laid down for them.