HC Deb 31 January 1929 vol 224 cc1136-7

asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye as representing the Forestry Commissioners whether they have taken any land in the Neath Valley, Swansea Valley or Afan Valley for the purposes of afforestation: and is he aware that there are many acres of suitable land in these areas and man un-employed workers?


The Forestry Commissioners have acquired land in the Neath Valley and planting operations are proceeding. They are acquiring additional land in that valley and in Swansea Valley. No land has been acquired in Afan Valley owing mainly to the existence of common rights. The Commissioners are aware of the character of the land and regret that there are unemployed workers in these areas.

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