51. Major OWEN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how many acres have already been planted with trees in the county of Carnarvon; how many acres it is proposed to plant this year; how many-forestry holdings have been created in the county; how many men are permanently employed in the forests; and how many are temporarily employed?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
In the county of Carnarvon the Forestry Commissioners have already planted 4,045 acres. Next season it is proposed to plant 600 acres. Forty-six forest workers' holdings have been created in the county. The average number of persons permanently employed in the forests is 65, and the average number temporarily employed is 16.