HC Deb 04 May 1916 vol 82 cc118-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the import of hickory timber in bulk occupies much more shipping tonnage than the import of a corresponding amount of hickory tool handles; and, seeing that the object of import restrictions is to reduce, as far as possible, the demands on shipping tonnage, whether he will reconsider the prohibition of the import of hickory handles and the admission of hickory timber in bulk?


As stated in the answer given on the 27th April, wood manufactures are admitted under special licences when a certificate of urgency is given by a Government Department, but I appreciate the point of my hon. Friend's question and will consider whether anything can be done to meet it.