§ Mr. Moate
asked the Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will name the manufacturers of standard tractors with easily detachable noise attenuated cabs who will be able to supply farmers and growers from June 1976, in view of the current agricultural tractor cab regulations.
§ Mr. Strang
I understand, first, that tractor manufacturers are now mainly concentrating on producing standard tractors with integral noise-attenuated cabs and are primarily looking to specialist cab manufacturers to fulfil the need for removable quiet cabs, and, secondly, that these specialist manufacturers should be able to supply such cabs by June, provided that they are told of market requirements in good time. I therefore hope that 129W farmers, growers and suppliers concerned will now promptly notify their requirements to the manufacturers.
It would not be appropriate for me to list these manufacturers, especially at a time when their cab designs may be undergoing tests but any farmer or grower who is experiencing difficulty should contact his local suppliers or, if he cannot then obtain the information he needs, the Agricultural Engineers Association at 6 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.1.