§ 27. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the value of the imports of Australian turpentine, piles during the past 12 months; and whether any action is being taken to bring this timber to the notice of harbour boards, railway companies, and big construction firms?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I regret that particulars of the imports of turpentine piles from Australia are not available as these goods are not separately recorded in the trade returns of the United Kingdom. The Empire Marketing Board lose no opportunity of bringing this and other suitable Empire timbers to the notice of bodies such as those mentioned in the question.