§ 87. Mr. Thornton-Kemsley
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number and country of origin of timber poles, suitable for use in connection with the extension of electricity supplies, which have been imported into this country since the end of the war in Europe.
§ Mr. Belcher
Between the end of the war in Europe and 31st August, 1946, 47,658 poles suitable for use in connection with the extension of electricity supplies were imported from Sweden and 25,009 from Norway. These were imported to meet all essential requirements and not specifically those of the Electricity Commission.