asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production if he will give the number of outer cover motor-tyres exported to Europe during the last three months.
I have been asked to reply. Following are the figures:The number of outer cover motor-tyres exported to Europe during the last three months is as follows:
|New motor car sized covers||Nil.|
|New giant sized tyre covers||7,500|
|New cross-country tyres of Army sizes made available to Liberated Areas||1,350|
asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production when more tyres will be available for the road haulage industry, in view of the fact that shortage of tyres is holding up work.
There is no general shortage of tyres for the road haulage industry. A temporary shortage exists in one or two special sizes, but steps have already been taken to increase their production. If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of any work which is being held up by shortage of tyres, I will have inquiries made.