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Machinery (Spare Parts)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps are being taken to ensure that an adequate number of spare parts will be available to farmers before the harvest as a safeguard against mechanical trouble with American mowers and other imported agricultural equipment.

The importers of agricultural machinery are responsible for ordering adequate supplies of spare parts and are well aware of their importance. Full dollar provision continues to be made for all spares required from overseas for Canadian and United States machines, and substantial supplies are being received.