HC Deb 29 September 1942 vol 383 cc695-6W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what steps are taken by his Department to place all available wood for fuel freely, or cheaply, at the disposal of the public who cannot obtain coal?

Sir G. Courthope

Instructions were issued in August, 1940, by the Forestry Commission, which was at that time responsible for home timber production, that divisional officers should facilitate the disposal of waste timber for fuel to local inhabitants. Subsequently it was made clear in further instructions issued by the Director of Home Grown Timber Production that such waste timber may be removed, free of charge, from the Department's felling stands.