§ 19. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the number of trees that are to be planted during the present season; the number of men that are to be employed; and the cost?
§ Colonel Sir GEORGE COURTHOPE (Forestry Commissioner)
During the current season the Forestry Commissioners expect to plant some 50 million trees. 11 Particulars of the expenditure on wages in and about planting work appear in the Appendix to the Department's Estimates. The total is £266,000 and the estimated number to be employed is from 2,500 to 3,200.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Can the hon. and gallant Member say whether those figures represent an increase or a decrease on the 1931 figures of planting and expenditure?