HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c8W
56. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many Massey-Harris tractors in Britain are today unusable due to lack of the necessary parts for repairs.

Mr. T. Williams

This information is not available, but very few complaints about the difficulty of obtaining repair parts for Massey-Harris tractors have been received during recent months. If the hon. Member will supply me with particulars of any cases that have come to his notice, I shall be happy to have inquiries made.

61. Major Mott-Radclyffe

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that farmers in Berkshire have been informed that the supply of spare parts for tractors direct from factory to user is now to be confined to tractors used in generating electricity or engaged on coal haulage; and whether he will take steps, in view of the urgent requirements of food production, to ensure that farmers are accorded a priority in respect of tractor spare parts where these cannot be obtained through their local agents.

Mr. T. Williams

So far as I am aware, manufacturers are continuing to supply to the full extent of their resources, the spare parts required to meet the needs of agriculture.