HC Deb 29 March 1971 vol 814 cc256-7W
45. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total cost of imports of timber, chipboard, hardboard and other forest products in 1966 and 1970, respectively; and what percentage of total national requirements this represented.

Mr. Anthony Grant

£382 million and £536 million respectively. In quantity terms, imports represented about nine-tenths of consumption.