Timber (Uses)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scientific and Industrial Research – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1957.

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Mr. Gresham Cooke:

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what arrangements are made by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for research into the use of timber.

Photo of Sir Harmar Nicholls Sir Harmar Nicholls , Peterborough

Research into the use of timber is conducted mainly at the Forest Products Research Laboratory of D.S.I.R. and also by the research section of the Timber Development Associations and the Furniture Development Council, which are grant-aided by the Department.

Mr. Gresham Cooke:

What activities of the Furniture Development Council are grant-aided by the D.S.I.R.?

Photo of Sir Harmar Nicholls Sir Harmar Nicholls , Peterborough

The committee which undertakes the research and the dissemination of the information arising from that research. That is the section of the Furniture Development Council which is grant-aided.

Photo of Mr Frederick Willey Mr Frederick Willey , Sunderland North

Does the hon. Member recognise the need for research into an alternative to timber and not only for research into the trade itself?

Photo of Sir Harmar Nicholls Sir Harmar Nicholls , Peterborough

Yes, but that does not arise out of this Question.