HC Deb 07 July 1942 vol 381 c634
40. Mr. Leslie

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that wood from bombed houses is being used in the manufacture of furniture; and will he issue instructions that all such wood must be disinfested before being used for this purpose?

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. Peat)

I understand that some timber from bombed houses has been used in the manufacture of furniture. The standing instructions of the Ministry of Home Security already direct that verminous timber shall be burned on the site.

Sir F. Freemantle

Is the Minister aware of the difficulty of disinfestation and that some of the wood from the ships in Scapa Flow was found to be still infested after being under the sea for 25 years?