§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why the Forestry Commission decided to place a contract for advice on marketing small wood with a Finnish company, without first discovering if such advice could be given by British consultants.
§ Mr. Strang
British consultants were considered. The Forestry Commission sought the views of trade and growers' organisations and the advice of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee. There was general support for the selection of the Finnish company.