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Wind-Blown Timber

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of the timber blown down in Scotland in January, 1953, has now been moved off the ground to roadside or to local mills; and if he will make a statement on the progress of clearance.

No detailed survey has been made since my hon. Friend the Joint Under-Secretary of State's statement in the House on 6th April, but it is proposed to complete one in September. Meanwhile I am informed that satisfactory progress is being made and the amount for which no arrangements have been made for working has been further substantially reduced. There is, however, no room for any slackening of effort on the part of those concerned.