Oral Answers to Questions — Wood Fuel.

– in the House of Commons on 9th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Montague Mr Frederick Montague , Islington West

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take into consideration the advisability of encouraging the use of wood fuel for domestic consumption to relieve pressure on demand for coal during the coming autumn and winter; and whether he will examine the practicability of collecting and storing wood by local authorities for purposes of such supply?

Mr. Adamson:

I have been asked to reply. Yes, Sir. This matter is being considered in consultation with the Ministry of Supply. With regard to the second part of the Question, local authorities were approached some time ago on the subject of collecting and storing surplus wood for us as fuel in time of emergency, and a number of schemes are already in operation.

Photo of Mrs Mavis Tate Mrs Mavis Tate , Frome

Can the House share this secret? It was impossible to hear the reply.