HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 c1306
45. Sir W. Davison

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have in mind, in connection with the British share of the indemnity in kind to be imposed on Germany after her unconditional surrender, the desirability of supplying Britain over a period of years with timber, whether sawn or otherwise, large amounts of which will be required in Great Britain for housing and other purposes on the cessation of hostilities.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Churchill)

Yes, Sir.

Sir W. Davison

May I ask the Prime Minister whether it will be borne in mind that timber in Germany is largely used for war purposes, and that it would be quite impossible for us to obtain from normal sources the exceptionally large amount of timber which we shall require after the war in connection with our building effort?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir.