HC Deb 22 December 1938 vol 342 cc3116-7W
Mr. Windsor

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the representations from the Humber District Timber Trade Association, in relation to the Anglo-American trade agreement and the adverse effect such agreement will have upon the timber trade of this country; and whether he has any statement to make?

Mr. Stanley

I have considered these representations and have also discussed the matter fully with a deputation representing the Timber Trades Federation of the United Kingdom. Many of the difficulties of the timber trade relate to Customs procedure and these are at present under discussion between the trade and the Board of Customs and Excise.