HC Deb 20 June 1950 vol 476 cc91-2W
74. Mr. Prescott

asked the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of the allocation of timber for the four months ended 30th April, 1950, was, in fact, received by the timber trade; what were the corresponding percentages for the same period in 1948 and 1949. respectively; and what percentage of the total quota it is anticipated will be supplied by the end of June, 1950.

Mr. Rhodes

There has been no specific allocation of timber to the trade for the first four months of any of the years mentioned. It is, therefore, impracticable to make the comparisons asked for. I anticipate that 40 per cent. of the quota for the present quota period, which began on 20th December last, will have been supplied by the end of June.