Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power. – in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Mr. De la Bère (for Mr. Liddall):

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will consult with the appropriate local authorities with a view to arranging for the felling of timber unsuitable for building or pit prop purposes now standing in fields, woods and hedgerows in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey, so as to supplement the supplies of domestic fuel for the coming winter in districts far from the coalfields and to save haulage?

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

The available labour is fully required for felling timber required for manufacture or use as pit props, but the Home Grown Timber Production Department of the Ministry of Supply is co-operating with the Ministry of Fuel and Power to make waste wood available for use as fuel.