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Clause 1. — (Machinery and Plant.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Industrial Development Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th August 1966.

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Photo of Mr James Davidson Mr James Davidson , Aberdeenshire West 12:00 am, 11th August 1966

I am sorry if I did not make my argument clear. If we reduce the costs of the extraction of timber we increase the profit made by the private growers of that timber and can, therefore, allow a higher price to be offered for the land which is purchased. One reason why the Forestry Commission cannot get land is that it is not offering a high enough price.