HC Deb 11 July 1932 vol 268 cc891-2
56. Mr. BOSSOM

asked the President of the Board of Trade the official channel through which all information pertaining to Empire timber should be conveyed to the official British delegation to Ottawa on that subject?


I have been asked to answer this question. Any information of the kind referred to should be addressed to the Secretary of the United Kingdom delegation at Ottawa.


Is it not a fact that the Timber Trades Federation report published on the 1st March stated that they are the only official channel through which it is possible to convey information

62. Mrs. RUNGE

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will give an assurance that, in putting forward or agreeing to any proposal at Ottawa for increasing the supplies of Empire timber to this country either by quota or tariff, he will take precautions to ensure that any such arrangement will provide for every encouragement of the importation of unsawn Empire timber, in order that any change which may result in more favourable arrangements for Empire timber producers shall be accompanied by increased work for British saw-mills?


I can assure the hon. Member that all the relevant considerations will be borne in mind.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the tax on logs is the same as the tax on manufactured timber, and will he take that into consideration at Ottawa?


That is one of the points I meant when I referred to "relevant."