HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2171W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he can give a more adequate explanation of the high prices paid by the Home-grown Timber Committee to Scottish landowners than that offered by Mr. Sutherland, the director of the Committee, in answer to the chairman of the War Losses Commission at a recent inquiry; and whether he can state why landowners in the Highlands are being paid more for their timber than is paid in England?


The statement furnished by Mr. Sutherland to the War Losses Commission of the reasons for higher prices for timber in Scotland, and particularly the North of Scotland, than in England, appears to the Board to be adequate, and they have nothing to add to it.