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Imported Combined Harvesters (Missing Parts)

Volume 441: debated on Monday 28 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that combine harvesters are being imported without some of their essential parts; and if, in order that they may be of use this harvest, he will arrange to have the necessary parts that are missing sent by air from the U.S.A. and thus avoid machines lying idle for a further year.

Owing to production difficulties, a number of combined harvesters had to be shipped from Canada without chains, springs and front wheel centres. I am assured that adequate supplies of chains and springs have been obtained by the importing agents from sources in this country. Some of the wheel centres have now arrived, and the remainder are on the way and will arrive shortly.