Houses are not specially provided by the Forestry Commission for retired workers. When tenants retire, they are given the sympathetic consideration normally extended by a good employer.
§ Mr. Speir
Does my right hon. Friend realise that rather special considerations apply in this area, which is very sparsely populated, and in which there are very few council houses, and that, since the Forestry Commission is bringing in employees from far and wide, unless the local authorities are given some special help there will be no homes available for these retired employees?
I do fully realise the point made by my hon. Friend. Fortunately, the average age of forestry workers at present is fairly low; but there is a problem here which we shall have to face, particularly in our forest villages.