HC Deb 07 March 1928 vol 214 c1133

asked the hon. Member for Monmouth as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what afforestation has been done in Yorkshire in the years 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927; what action it is proposed to take during 1928; the number of small holdings that have been set up in connection with afforestation in Yorkshire; and where they are situate?

Sir LEOLIN FORESTIER-WALKER (Forestry Commissioner)

The area planted by the Forestry Commissioners in Yorkshire in each of the last five seasons was as follows: 642 acres, 526, 932, 666 and 681. The programme for the current season is 880 acres. The number of forest workers' holdings set up by the Commission in Yorkshire is nine at Allerston, one at Selby, and one at Rosedale; in addition eight are in progress at Allerston and 12 at Rosedale, making a total of 31.