§ Mr. Culverwell
asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he is aware that the Forestry Commission is purchasing household utensils and stores in the South of England for consignment 63W to places in Scotland; and whether, in order to avoid unnecessary traffic on the railways and the cost of transport, he will give instructions for such goods to be purchased locally wherever possible?
§ Sir G. Courthope
I am unaware of any material purchases of stores by the Forestry Commission in the South of England for consignment to Scotland. Whenever possible orders are placed with manufacturers located close to where the stores are to be delivered, but it has occasionally been necessary, in order to meet pressing demands, to purchase small quantities from factors who were known to hold stocks of the stores required.