HC Deb 12 April 1932 vol 264 cc658-9
34. Brigadier - General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the hon. Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the number of persons housed on the forest workers' holdings set up by the Commissioners; the average rent of the holdings; the average acreage; the number of head of livestock held by the tenants and the approximate total value of such stock; and the amount of the grants and loans by the Commissioners for the purachase of stock for these holdings?


The information required, taken from the latest census of the forest workers' holdings established by the Forestry Commissioners, is set out in a table which, with the permission of the House, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the table:

Number of forest Workers' holdings 1,041
Number of forest workers resident on the holdings 1,042
Total number of residents on the holdings 4,241

Average annual rent of house, outbuildings and land, £14 8s. 4d.

Average area, 11 acres.

Head of live stock—
Horses: 343
Cows 676
Cattle 347
Calves 356
Goats 315
Sheep 3,053
Pigs 1,974
Poultry 40,719
Other 310

Estimated value of the live stock, £35,942. Grants and loans by the Commissioners for the purchase of live stock, Nil.

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