§ Mr. Wakefield
asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that there is no representation of large users of timber in the timber control section of his Department; and will he make arrangements for adequate representation of these interests?
§ Colonel Llewellin
The Timber Control Department is assisted by an Advisory Committee, which includes representation of the coal-mining industry. This committee have agreed to consult with representatives of other timber-using industries1422W and to co-opt such representatives as and when necessary.
§ Mr. Burgin
The maximum prices scheduled in the Control of Timber (No. 1) Order, 1939, represent prices for sales from existing stocks. They will, of course, require to be revised in due course in the light of the cost of the further supplies now being imported for the national stock.
§ Mr. Burgin
As regards the Timber Controller and the staff of the Control, I would refer the hon. Member to the information which, pursuant to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Sal-ford, North (Mr. J. Morris) on 19th October, was circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT on 16th November. With regard to the committee advising the Control, I have had prepared a list of the gentlemen serving at a recent date and the names of their firms; they do not receive salary from public funds. As the list is somewhat lengthy, I am proposing in the interest of economy of printing not to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT, but to place a copy of it in the Library of the House.