HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc206-7W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give the following particulars in the form of a table; the numbers of combined harvester machines imported from Canada since last harvest, of Massey-Harris eight-foot cut combine harvester machines manufactured in the United Kingdom in the same period, of each type allocated to each county, respectively, of applications for these machines that have been submitted through the agricultural executive committees, and of the machines it is proposed to import, or to manufacture, in this country between now and next harvest season.

Mr. T. Williams

It is not the normal practice to disclose figures relating to individual manufacturers or to individual counties. The other information requested is as follows: the number of applications for combined harvesters received by county agricultural executive committees in England and Wales and by the Department of Agriculture for Scotland is over 5,000. The total number of new combined harvesters, both home-produced and imported, expected to be available for the 1949 harvest is rather more than 2,000, of which nearly 1,000 will be imported. None of the combined harvesters to be imported from Canada has yet arrived. The Massey-Harris 8-feet

February, 1939 February, 1949
Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday Monday-Saturday Sunday
p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.
Birmingham 8.15/9.30* 7.0/7.45 5.0/6.0 5.30/6.30 4.0/4.45
Bristol 8.15/9.15 8.15/9.15 7.0/8.0 5.30/6.30 4.15/5.30
Leeds 8.30/9.30 8.30/9.30 5.0/6.30 5.45/6.30 3.0/4.0
Liverpool 8.0/9.30 6.30/7.0 5.15/7.15 6.0/6.30 4.0/5.45
Manchester 8.15/9.0 8.15/9.0 6.0 6.0/6.30 4.0
Newcastle 8.15/9.0 6.15/6.30 345/4.0 5.45/6.30 3.30
*Confined to selected boxes.

In February, 1939, letters could be posted in the box at the head post office and at station sorting offices up to later times than those quoted. The position in this respect is much the same today, the precise times of clearance varying according to the destination to which a Month letter is addressed.