HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 cc1426-7W
Mr. White

asked the Minister of Supply whether his attention has been called to the fact that importation of certain kinds of timber has been stopped because the prices fixed in September are now below the cost of replacement; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this state of affairs?

Mr. Burgin

The provision of fresh supplies of timber is not being hindered by the maximum prices fixed for the sale of stocks in this country. The importation of timber is centralised in the Timber Controller and he is taking steps to secure all possible supplies.