Timber (Use)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21 March 1945.

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Photo of Mr William Foster Mr William Foster , Wigan 12:00, 21 March 1945

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will explain the policy of his Ministry in the disposal of the different classes of timber accumulated at the various timber dumps in south-west Lancashire established for the purpose of breaking up the large packing cases coming in from the U.S.A.; and whether any of this timber is suitable for the repair of property or in the building of houses.

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

The re-usable timber recovered from the imported packing cases to which my hon. Friend refers is released against licence for those essential purposes for which it is most suited. The bulk of it is used again for the manufacture of packing cases. A certain amount is used for factory maintenance, but it is not suitable for ordinary building purposes.

Photo of Mr William Foster Mr William Foster , Wigan

Is this timber available to the general public or business people in the area?