§ Mr. T. Williams
There are 143 forests in England and Wales, and it is proposed to build houses in practically all of them. The corresponding number of local authorities is not known, but is certainly large. Several local authorities have been approached, but it appears that they have no powers to set aside part of their quota of houses for the exclusive use and occupation of forestry workers.
§ Mr. Williams
The explanation is that local authorities have not built the houses that the Forestry Commission require.