§ Mr. SWAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that there is a Government station in the neighbourhood of King's Langley stored with timber suitable for cutting down into boards for building purposes; that recently the men employed there have been discharged and are now in receipt of unemployment donation; and whether he will consider the possibility of employing labour at this station for the cutting up of timber needed for housing schemes?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The mill to which I understand the question relates was worked during the War by Portuguese and stopped when they left. Negotiations are in progress for its sale to a timber merchant, but if these fail the Timber Supply Department contemplate re-starting operations which would soon be completed.