HC Deb 28 November 1945 vol 416 cc1325-6
80. Mr. M. MacMillan

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether priority will be given to crofters in the Outer Hebrides as his Ministry's fencing materials on sites in the islands become due for disposal, in view of the shortage of wooden posts, etc.

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Mr. Strachey)

We shall be willing to sell to the crofters any fencing materials which are not taken over by the owners of the sites that we release in the Western Isles. Our superintending engineer is keeping a record of crofters who have said that they might like to buy surplus material.

Mr. MacMillan

Is the Under-Secretary aware that the main purpose of the Question is to try to avoid the obvious waste of these materials which is going on? Can nothing be done about that?

Mr. Strachey

I will look into that.