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Tractor Tyres

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is satisfied that there is now a sufficiency of rubber tyres for agricultural tractors; and what steps he is taking to improve the supply.

Tyre manufacturers have greatly increased their production of tractor tyres and the output continues to expand as moulds and skilled labour become available. The present shortage is due to the increase in the use of pneumatic tyred vehicles on the land and to a large scale development of tractor production in this country. My Department is in touch with the tyre manufacturers on this matter.