HC Deb 29 June 1950 vol 476 cc256-7W
Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Postmaster-General what amount of steel was allocated in 1949 for the supply of poles for telegraphic and telephonic purposes; and whether the allocation is decided in relation to the availability of home-grown timber for these purposes.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Two thousand seven hundred tons was allocated to complete an order placed in 1947, when there was a serious deficiency in timber supplies.