HC Deb 04 July 1918 vol 107 c1878W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether be has made, is making, or contemplates making, any arrangements for the importation into the United Kingdom of larger quantities of iron ore, of timber, of paper or paper-making materials, or of any of them?


The quantity of each of the articles mentioned which can be imported depends almost entirely on the amount of tonnage available. Every effort is being and will be made, both by importation and by home production, to secure adequate supplies of these commodities consistently with the supreme object of utilising tonnage and man-power to the best advantage for the purpose of the successful prosecution of the War.