8. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any arrangements have been made by the Government for Canadian woodmen to come to this country to cut timber; and, if so, how many it is proposed to bring over and when are they expected to arrive?
Arrangements have been made for a battalion of Canadian woodmen, 1,500 strong, to be raised in Canada to work in this country for the Home Grown Timber Committee. A large number of the men have already arrived, and are at work.
I am afraid I cannot answer that. If the hon. Gentleman will approach the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture he will let him know exactly the terms on which they are working.
We are so short of timber that we cannot avoid taking some, although the sap may be rising. We are cutting where least damage will be done.