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Five-Furrow Ploughs

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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50.

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will authorise an increased release of five-furrow ploughs to the home market.

In order to meet the needs of home farmers, arrangements have recently been made for the diversion to the home market of a substantial proportion of the five-furrow ploughs which have been specially built to meet export orders.

Is the Minister aware that a substantial proporton of these ploughs are, in point of fact, of a type which is unsuitable for use on English soil?

Yes, Sir, but there happens to be only one firm in this country which makes them.