HC Deb 22 March 1951 vol 485 cc316-7W
50. Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture how far his regulations permit farmers to buy forestry produce on wholesale terms from the Forestry Commission.

Mr. G. Brown

Wholesale prices for forestry produce sold by the Forestry Commission are charged only to timber traders. Sales to farmers are at retail prices. If however the farmer calls for timber at the forest, and does his own haulage, he is charged the free-on-lorry wholesale price plus 25 per cent., and this is of course considerably lower than the delivered rate.