HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc9-10
24. Wing-Commander Cooper

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made by the Commission sent to survey the available timber in Germany obtainable as part of reparations; will the timber be suitable for housing; and when and at what rate will supplies be delivered to this country.

Sir S. Cripps

The mission has reported and steps are being taken to organise export from Germany, but as yet I am not able to give estimates as to quantities. Some of the timber will certainly be suitable for housing.