§ 37. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners when the survey of the whole of the afforestable land in the United Kingdom will be completed and when the Report may be expected?
§ Colonel Sir GEORGE COURTHOPE
I have been asked to reply. With the limited staff and funds at their disposal the Forestry Commissioners have not felt justified in surveying land far in advance of their immediate requirements, and it is not therefore possible to say when the survey of the whole of Great Britain will be completed and the total area of afforestable land will be definitely known. A survey of the woodlands of Great Britain has recently been completed and the Report thereon is now being printed arid will be published.
§ Mr. PALING
Could the hon. and gallant Gentleman say whether any approach has been made to the Forestry Commission by the Industrial Transference Board asking them to increase 803 their programme in order to provide more work for the unemployed?