HC Deb 21 January 1947 vol 432 cc27-8
30. Mr. Molson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will stop the existing wasteful practice of burning pitch pine planks 2 by 12 inches and 2 by 9 inches suitable for building purposes in the stoves of the prisoner-of-war camp near Sudbury, Derbyshire; and if he will make the planks available to the Ministry of Works.

Mr. Bellenger

Investigations have disclosed no such practice. No wood has been issued as fuel at this camp and no stocks are known to be missing. A strict watch, however, is being maintained and if the hon. Member has any detailed information and will let me have it I will look into the matter further