HC Deb 03 February 1938 vol 331 c411W
Mr. T. Morris

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether his attention has been called to the possibilities of increasing the output of English pit props owing to the high prices now obtaining for such goods; and whether he proposes to take any steps to encourage landowners to assist in this matter?

Sir G. Courthope

The Forestry Commissioners are aware of the desirability of increasing the output of home-grown pit props and issued in July last a leaflet on the subject. They encourage landowners by giving planting grants and they have convened a conference on the 4th instant of the various interests concerned with private forestry for the purpose of discussing the problem of improving private woodlands.