HC Deb 19 March 1928 vol 215 c40W

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, in view of the rapid exhaustion of the world's supplies of raw materials for paper-making, he will invite the Dominions to co-operate in a systematic inquiry into the position of this industry with a view to developing the Empire's latent resources in this respect?


The ground of such an inquiry as the hon. Member has in mind is to a large extent covered by the inquiry at present being conducted by the Imperial Economic Committee into the marketing of timber in this country; and the position as regards timber supplies within the Empire will be further examined at the forthcoming Empire Forestry Conference to be held in Australia and New Zealand in September next.