HC Deb 08 March 1948 vol 448 cc119-20W
49. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has considered the complaints sent to him from the Market Rasen branch of the National Farmers' Union of the shortage of ploughshares and of machinery and spare parts; and what recent steps has he taken to ensure better supplies being sent to Lincolnshire.

Mr. T. Williams

I have not received the complaint to which the hon. Member refers. The production of ploughshares and other spares, and of machinery generally, is steadily increasing. Fair distribution among counties is a contant concern of the manufacturers and my Department.