HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 c133W
26. Mr. Powell

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to be able to announce the date of the commencement of the tenth quota period for softwoods.

Mr. H. Wilson

I hope to be able to make an announcement within the next few weeks. All softwood quota holders will be informed as soon as the decision is made.

Mr. Robson-Brown

asked the President of the Board of Trade the f.o.b. cost of softwood imports from the dollar area in 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950.

Mr. H. Wilson

It is not in accordance with normal policy to reveal f.o.b. costs. The c.i.f. value of softwood imports from North America was: 1947, £44,787,000; 1948, £23,479,000; 1949, £18,594,000; 1950 (4 months ending 30th April), £461,000.