33. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has made any representations to the Government with a view to the employment of German prisoners on the work of forestry in Scotland?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
Steps are being taken to arrange for the employment of German prisoners in felling and preparing timber.
113. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether there is any objection on the part of the War Office to the employment of German prisoners on the work of forestry?
§ Mr. TENNANT
There is no objection. Steps are now being taken to establish a number of small camps in various parts of the country where prisoners of war will be employed in felling timber.
80. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that numbers of German prisoners are skilled in the work of forestry; and whether he has considered the practicability of employing them in the work of afforestation of land at present waste or in process of being denuded of trees by improvident cutting?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Acland)
We are hoping to employ German prisoners as suggested by my hon. Friend in the autumn, but at present it is much more important to employ them in felling than in replanting.