HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 c396
118. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland to whom the duty of purchasing timber in Scotland has been entrusted; is it to a committee or to any single individual; has the duty of arranging for replanting also been deputed; and, if so, to whom?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. The-purchase of home-grown timber in Scotland has hitherto been entrusted to the-Home-grown Timber Committee. The-functions and the staff of the Committee are in process of being transferred to the-Director of Timber Supplies. No arrangements have been made for replanting, but this matter is under the consideration of the Reconstruction Committee.


Why are specially favourable terms given to the Highland lairds?


I did not know that was the case.