HC Deb 26 February 1940 vol 357 c1730
29. Mr. Leonard

asked the Minister of Supply the total release of timber, not hardwood, since the imposition of control in Scotland, and, of such timber, the amounts released for purposes connected with housing, with air-raid precautions, and for packing-cases to distilleries, respectively?

Mr. Burgin

While information is not available for the early period of control, the amount of imported softwood timber released in Scotland for the period from the week ending 25th November, 1939, to the week ending 10th February, 1940, was 23,000 standards. I am having inquiries made as to specific consumption and will furnish the hon. Member with such information as can be collected without an undue expenditure of labour.