§ 24. Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the chief factors limiting Government orders for non-traditional housing, such as the order of 3,000 Weir houses; and whether the most important of these is the net shortage of suitable home-grown timber, the cost of importing timber from Colonial and Commonwealth sources or the lack of currency for purchase of non-Sterling timber.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
The chief factor is scarcity of currency for the purchase of softwood from non-Sterling countries.