§ Colonel Clarke
asked the Minister of Supply if he has any figures showing what quantity of standing soft-wood timber, suitable for conversion into sawn timber and not strictly of amenity value, is held by the Commissioners for Crown Lands, the War Office and Forestry Commission; and what steps are being taken to fell this to fulfil the present national demand.
§ Mr. Peat
Stands of timber are taken over by agreement from the Commisioners of Crown Lands, the War Office and the Forestry Commission as they are required for cutting, with the endeavour to ensure, so far as possible, equality of treatment between such timber and that held by private owners. Complete figures of the footage which is held by these Departments are not available.