The pit prop industry is not going to be the industry it has been in the
Supply-Trade and Commerce past. When I was in France I happened to pass a considerable forest that had been burned over. The timber from that forest was being cut up for pit props. I asked the man in charge where the pit props were going, and he said to the United Kingdom.
Pit props are the lowest form of lumber that can be cut, and it is inevitable that those using them will get them in the cheapest market. Taking transportation costs into' consideration, the cheapest market is not likely to be Canada, although I understand small quantities of pit props are being sold. The pit prop industry, as we knew it during the war years, was an abnormal industry. I am afraid it will never reappear on that scale in the foreseeable future.