Oral Answers to Questions — Bombed Houses (Verminous Timber).

– in the House of Commons on 7th July 1942.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr John Leslie Mr John Leslie , Sedgefield

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that wood from bombed houses is being used in the manufacture of furniture; and will he issue instructions that all such wood must be disinfested before being used for this purpose?

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

I understand that some timber from bombed houses has been used in the manufacture of furniture. The standing instructions of the Ministry of Home Security already direct that verminous timber shall be burned on the site.

Sir F. Freemantle:

Is the Minister aware of the difficulty of disinfestation and that some of the wood from the ships in Scapa Flow was found to be still infested after being under the sea for 25 years?