Timber Supplies (Germany)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28 March 1945.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Bossom Mr Alfred Bossom , Maidstone 12:00, 28 March 1945

asked the Minister of Supply if he will investigate the possibilities of getting timber from Germany for post-war housing and bringing it to this country in German ships as soon as the war in Europe ends.

Photo of Mr James de Rothschild Mr James de Rothschild , Isle of Ely

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Prime Minister yesterday to a similar question by the hon. Member for South Kensington (Sir W. Davison).

Photo of Mr Alfred Bossom Mr Alfred Bossom , Maidstone

Could my hon. Friend say if any action is being taken, because I believe something over 20 per cent. of the surface of Germany is now covered with soft wood that would be suitable for this purpose?

Photo of Mr James de Rothschild Mr James de Rothschild , Isle of Ely

I cannot add anything to the answer which was given by the Prime Minister yesterday, but every attention is being given to this subject at the present time.