§ Mr. Winfield Digby
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the increasing supplies of home-grown timber which will became available shortly, what is the total Government expenditure on attempts to improve conversion standards, grading and seasoning and on advice to consumers on the benefits of using home grown timber.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
Precise figures are not available, either in total or for the specific objects my hon. Friend has mentioned, but it is estimated that the total expenditure by the Forestry Commission and the Forest Products Research Laboratory of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on promotion and research in the field of home grown timber as a whole is in the region of £67,000 annually.