HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c199W
111. Lieut.-Commander Joynson-Hicks

asked the President of the Board of Trade how much paper, cardboard and timber suitable for packing fresh fruit and vegetables has been exported to the Continent this year; and how much has been released for use for home-produced fruit and vegetables.

Mr. Marquand

I regret that the records available in the case of paper and paper-board do not enable me to give the information asked for, but the amount of suitable material exported to the Continent is very small. Timber is not exported to the Continent for packing fresh fruit and vegetables. In the first half of the year, 1,329 standards of softwood and 1,165,916 cubic feet of hardwood were released for packing home-produced fruit and vegetables.