HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 c89W
80. Mr. Boothby

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are being taken to increase supplies of timber, particularly larch, for the boatbuilding industry.

Mr. Belcher

The Board of Trade is making every effort to increase supplies of timber. As the hon. Member is aware, the quantity licensed for boatbuilding is a matter for my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty, within the total amount allocated to them. I am not aware that suitable timber is not available to meet the licences issued by the Admiralty for boatbuilding but if the hon. Member knows of any such cases I shall he glad to have them examined.

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