§ Mr. Daggar
asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the cost per thousand of gathering, cleaning, packing and placing on rail, of various types of surplus forestry stock; and if this cost will be passed to the purchaser unchanged by the intervening member of the trade association.
§ Sir G. Courthope
The costs vary widely with a number of factors, such as the sizes and ages of the plants and the location of the nurseries. I am unable, consequently, to give firm figures. Sales by the Commission to the trade are f.o.r. and no charges for gathering, cleaning, packing and placing on rail are passed to the purchaser; any package material used, however, is charged for at cost price, and the Commissioners are assured that such cost is passed to the purchaser unchanged by the intervening member of the trade.