§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that his Department is specifying timber, which is scarce, for hutments, whereas fabricated buildings of better quality and more economical are available in quantity; and whether he will take steps to see that this waste is corrected?
§ Mr. Sandys
Practically no timber huts have been purchased for the Army for a considerable time. In the design of the pre-fabricated huts now being used every effort has been made to reduce the amount of timber in them to the minimum consistent with portability and speed of erection.