Oral Answers to Questions — Second-Hand Tractors (Prices).

– in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Commander William King-Hall Commander William King-Hall , Ormskirk

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether he is aware that second-hand tractors are now being sold at prices nearly double the cost of new tractors; and whether he will consider controlling the price of second-hand tractors?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

Yes, Sir. My noble Friend, after consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, is proposing to make an Order under Regulation 55 of the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939, controlling the price of second-hand tractors and certain other classes of contractors' and agricultural plant.

Photo of Commander William King-Hall Commander William King-Hall , Ormskirk

While thanking my hon. Friend for his Reply, may I ask him when that Order is likely to be put into force?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

Before the end of this week.