HC Deb 15 February 1922 vol 150 cc989-90

The following question, stood on the Order Paper in the name of Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY:

23. To ask the Minister of Labour the nature of the 465 schemes approved by the Forestry Commission in connection with the relief of unemployment; and whether it is proposed to proceed with the schemes pending a decision upon the recommendaiton of the Geddes Committee that the scheme of afforestation by the State should be discontinued?


This question will be answered by the Forestry Commission.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

Did not the right hon. Gentleman himself refer to these schemes in a speech which he made a short time ago?


Certainly, but this is a matter which lies in the province of the Forestry Commission, and I understand that the Parliamentary Forestry Commissioner is responsible.