HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 cc267-8W
96. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that a cargo of German timber arrived in Aberdeen about 22nd April and that another cargo of German timber is on its way there; if he will state the quantities of timber in these cargoes; and to whom and in what quantities and for what purposes this timber will be allocated.

Sir S. Cripps

Yes, Sir. The s.s. "Allen" had a cargo of 1,500 tons of German logs and the s.s. "Kimball Harlow" was expected to load 1,650. These cargoes have been allocated to 25 timber merchants in the north-east of Scotland in amounts varying from 200 to 350 tons on condition that the logs are cut as far as possible into housing specifications. I am sending my hon. Friend a list of the names of the merchants and of the individual amounts.