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Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health to what extent the national building timber situation is holding up the housing programme; and what special efforts he is making to overcome this difficulty.

The housing programme is not being held up because of shortage of timber, although it is necessary severely to limit the amount of timber which can be used in any one house. Every effort is being made to obtain increased imports of timber from overseas for building and other essential purposes.