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Pick-Up Balers (Allocation)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture (1) how many International 50-foot T pick-up balers have been allo- cated to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Agricultural Executive Committees, respectively, during each of the last three years; and how many in each case in each year have been allocated to agricultrual contractors;(2) how many 8-foot Massey Harris combine harvesters have been allocated to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Agricultural Executive Committees, respectively, during each of the last three years; and how many in each case in each year have been allocated to agricultural contractors.

It is not the normal practice to disclose figures relating to individual supplies, or to individual counties. County quotas are determined by my Department, and are allocated by county agricultural executive committees in the best interests of food production: in doing so, committees pay due regard to the relative merits of applications made by agricultural contractors and by farmers.