HC Deb 28 March 1945 vol 409 c1362
52. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Supply if he will investigate the possibilities of getting timber from Germany for post-war housing and bringing it to this country in German ships as soon as the war in Europe ends.

Mr. de Rothschild

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Prime Minister yesterday to a similar question by the hon. Member for South Kensington (Sir W. Davison).

Mr. Bossom

Could my hon. Friend say if any action is being taken, because I believe something over 20 per cent. of the surface of Germany is now covered with soft wood that would be suitable for this purpose?

Mr. de Rothschild

I cannot add anything to the answer which was given by the Prime Minister yesterday, but every attention is being given to this subject at the present time.

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