§ 49. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage
asked the Minister of Supply what steps are being taken to provide facilities for people to cart away waste timber, free, from forests, etc., which would otherwise be burnt?
§ Sir A. Duncan
Instructions were issued in August last by the Forestry Commission, which was at that time responsible for home timber production, that divisional officers should facilitate the disposal of waste timber for fuel to local inhabitants. More recently it has been made clear in further instructions issued by the Director of Home Grown Timber Production that such waste timber may be removed, free of charge, from the Department's felling stands. I will consider whether any further steps may be possible in this direction.