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Reconditioned Motor Cars (Timing Chains)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply if he is aware that old timing chains are having to be fitted to reconditioned motor car engines as the manufacturers of timing chains receive only sufficient steel to make them for the engines of new vehicles; and if in view of the breakdowns which will otherwise result, he will allot sufficient steel to enable new timing chains to be supplied for reconditioned engines.

No. Some new chains are being supplied to motor manufacturers as spares, and I am making the best allocation to the precision chain industry which the limited supply of steel allows.