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Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will take steps to negotiate an agreement with the Yugoslav Government whereby this country can contribute to the improvement of the output of their forests and the quality of their timber for export.

I am, in consultation with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade and the Yugoslav Government, arranging for a Timber Mission to visit Yugoslavia in the spring to consider measures to improve the quality of Yugoslav timber and increase shipments to this country.

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that considerable developments are possible in Yugoslavia which may help to meet our great timber requirements in this country?