§ 50. Mr. Thorne
asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of the amount of timber that is being bought without a licence by the £1 cash method; and what action he intends taking to stop this illegal practice?
§ Sir A. Duncan
The Timber Control Orders exempt from licensing purchases not exceeding £1 in any one month by any one person. The total amount of timber involved is comparatively small. There is no evidence of general abuse of this exemption; but if the hon. Member has in mind any specific cases of abuse, perhaps he will supply me with particulars.