HC Deb 25 April 1939 vol 346 cc969-70W
Mr. Kirby

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether the various services and other Departments of the Crown who are requiring supplies of timber are making full use of the supplies available in the United Kingdom?

Sir G. Courthopes

Supplies of homegrown timber could no doubt be increased for the purposes mentioned by the hon. Member. On the other hand the Forestry Commissioners consider that it would not be prudent in the present circumstances to encourage heavier fellings of standing timber.