§ 37. Captain Duncan
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence whether he will release temporarily men from the Forces who were forestry workers so that they could assist in extracting timber blown down in the gales in the North-East of Scotland.
§ Captain Duncan
Is my hon. Friend aware there is a big demand for unskilled labour which can only be supervised by skilled foresters? As there cannot be many very skilled foresters in the Forces, would my hon. Friend consider releasing them until this mess is cleared up?
§ Mr. Grimond
Will the Minister extend this temporary release to all those whose families have had their livelihood or homes affected by the recent floods and gales, as was done last year when a similar disaster took place?