§ 57. Mr. Crouch
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many combine harvesters and pick-up-balers there were in this country in 1939, in 1945, and at the latest convenient date in 1951, respectively.
Mr. T. Williams
It is estimated that in 1939 there were about 150 combined harvester-threshers and at least 500 pick-up-balers in the United Kingdom. In 1945 the figures were 3,000 and 1,900 respectively. For this year's harvest there will be about 17,000 combines and 11,000 pick-up-balers.