HC Deb 15 March 1945 vol 409 c406W
Mr. Price

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that Massey-Harris tractors with rubber tyres have been imported into this country; that when these tyres wear out there are no replacements; and, as tractors are being rendered useless because of this, whether he will take steps to remedy this situation.

Mr. Hudson

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. Every effort is made to provide from the limited capacity available, both here and overseas, sufficient tyres to meet essential civilian replacement needs. But with the present shortage of tyres delays in delivery are sometimes inevitable. If the hon. Member will send me full particulars of any tractors of this make that are immobilised for want of replacement tyres, and the sizes of tyres involved, I will look into the matter further.