HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 cc1340-1
17. Mr. Hurd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if in view of the misunderstandings that persist after two years of Departmental negotiation over the decontrol of softwood, he will meet the leaders of the trade in a fresh effort to resolve the outstanding problems.

Mr. H. Wilson

While I have not yet been able to agree to the reversion of softwood to private trade, I know of no misunderstandings between my Department and the trade as to the reasons which prevent this reversion. Discussions on the outstanding problems are continuing, but the outcome of the discussions will also be affected by price trends overseas.

Mr. Hurd

Will the Minister answer the Question, which was whether he will meet the leaders of the softwood trade to try to resolve these misunderstandings which are still quite obvious from answers he has given recently in the House?

Mr. Wilson

I shall be prepared to consider that.

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