§ 113. Major Poole
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many standards of timber of the grade known as Swedish firsts have been requisitioned and converted into fish boxes for the conveyance of fish to Germany during the past 12 months.
§ Mr. Belcher
No timber has been requisitioned and converted into fish boxes during the past 12 months. Because of the difficulty of purchasing overseas herring barrel, staves of the desired quality, licences for certain grades of Northern European whitewood, including the better grades of Swedish whitewood, were for a time granted only for this purpose. I regret that particulars of the quantity of Swedish wood used for the, conveyance of fish to Germany are not separately recorded.