HC Deb 24 June 1924 vol 175 c225

asked the Secretary for Scotland the numbers of persons employed on the sheep farms on the Holy Loch, purchased by the firm of Bryant and May, Limited, and now in process of afforestation; and if he can say how the figures compare with the numbers employed on the same lands prior to their purchase for afforestation?

Mr. ACLAND (for the Forestry Commissioners)

I have been asked to reply. The Forestry Commissioners have been informed by Bryant and May, Limited, that the number of persons employed on the land on the Holy Loch purchased by them for afforestation is 27, and that prior to their purchase of the land the number employed thereon was, they understand, four in the winter and seven in the summer.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many people are being given temporary employment in addition to the numbers given permanent employment by Messrs. Bryant and May?


No, but I will inquire, and let the hon. Member know.