Timber (Cash Purchases).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of the amount of timber that is being bought without a licence by the £1 cash method; and what action he intends taking to stop this illegal practice?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

The Timber Control Orders exempt from licensing purchases not exceeding £1 in any one month by any one person. The total amount of timber involved is comparatively small. There is no evidence of general abuse of this exemption; but if the hon. Member has in mind any specific cases of abuse, perhaps he will supply me with particulars.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Is there any appeal against the decision of an official?