HC Deb 02 November 1948 vol 457 c54W
Mr. Heathcoat Amory

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is satisfied that the best use is being made of home-grown woodland thinnings, with a view to savings of imported timber.

Mr. H. Wilson

The use of home-grown thinnings undoubtedly saves imports. They are at present used for pitprops and, to a limited extent, for pulping; the greater proportion of our supplies of pitwood, pulpwood and woodpulp however, still comes from abroad.