Sir L. HARMSWORTH
asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the continuance of the cutting of timber in woods in Sutherland taken over by the Government whilst thousands of tons of valuable cut trees are 1429W being left to rot; and whether he can see his way to give such instructions as will cause immediate cessation of this practice?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
Government felling operations in Sutherlandshire ceased early in February, and I am informed that all convertible logs had been dealt with before the first week in June, when the Canadian Forestry Corps unit working there was withdrawn. The work still to be done consists in preparing pitwood and clearing the area's, which will take perhaps two months, when it is intended to offer the pitwood by tender.