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Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an assurance that the amount of timber which is at present being allocated to the furniture-making industry is the utmost that can be spared from existing stocks; and if he is satisfied that existing stocks of furniture are adequate to meet current demand.

The answer to the first part of the Question is, "Yes." As regards the second part, stocks and current production of Utility furniture are adequate to meet the unit demand though the time taken to fulfil individual orders necessarily varies from case to case.