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Agricultural Equipment

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of the difficulty which merchants supplying farmers with agricultural equipment are still experiencing in obtaining supplies of barbed wire, manure forks, digging forks and similar tools; and whether he will take steps to improve the supply.

More wire rods are becoming available for the production of all kinds of wire, and supplies of barbed wire will, therefore, be increased. There has been a steady improvement in the supply of manure and digging forks, but if my hon. Friend has evidence of a shortage in a particular area and will let me have details, I will have the matter investigated.