HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 cc1361-2
51. Mr. Mott-Radclyffe

asked the Minister of Agriculture to what extent the Forestry Commission intend to invite tenders for contracts for road construction.

Mr. G. Brown

The Forestry Commission will do so where major works are proposed and where there is a prospect of contractors being prepared to tender.

Mr. Mott-Radclyffe

Has the hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Forestry Commission's activities, and is he quite certain that the six miles of roads laid in the Kershope forest area could not have been constructed for a smaller sum than £24,000?

Mr. Brown

The answer to both parts of that question is, "Yes, Sir."