HC Deb 19 February 1953 vol 511 cc1450-1
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 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.

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