§ 50. Mr. Burden
asked the Minister of Agriculture if his attention has been drawn to the suitability of greenheart timber for replacing steel in the construction of sea defences and to the fact that 1451 this timber is freely available from Colonial sources; and if he will take steps to secure adequate supplies.
§ Sir T. Dugdale
Yes, Sir. I am aware of the value of greenheart and certain other hardwoods for use in restoring sea defence works. When materials are being marshalled for this purpose, the supplies of suitable woods available from Colonial sources will not be overlooked.