HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 c91W
76. Mr. Bossom

asked the President of the Board of Trade at what approximate price per standard the Government is arranging for a limited amount of Russian timber to be now supplied to British builders; and what approximate price per standard builders had to pay for similar Russian timber before the war.

Mr. Belcher

The present ex-ship price for a typical building specification of Russian timber is £44 7s. 6d. a standard. To this must be added landing and delivery charges, which average about £8 10s. more or less according to distance. The cost of similar material delivered to building site in the Spring of 1939 is estimated at about £21 17s. 6d. a standard.