HC Deb 26 May 1936 vol 312 cc1832-3
64. Mr. SEXTON

asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how many unemployed persons in the Special Areas have been engaged on the additional planting scheme outlined at the recent conference at Newcastle-on-Tyne?

Colonel Sir GEORGE COURTHOPE (Forestry Commissioner)

None have been engaged on the planting scheme referred to, as the planting season does not begin until November, but draining and fencing will be undertaken as soon as possession has been secured of new land.


Is it not a fact that the landowners are standing in the way of the scheme?


No, Sir.