§ Mr. DALTON
asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what forestry operations are taking place at Hamsterley, County Durham, during the present financial year; how many additional acres are being afforested; how many men are being employed in the current year and last year, respectively; and how many forest holdings, if any, have been or are being created?
§ Sir L. FORESTIER-WALKER
The forestry operations at Hamsterley during the present financial year include fencing, draining, planting, and nursery work; 321 additional acres are being afforested this season; the average number employed in the current season will be approximately 16 as compared with 19 last season. Four forest workers' holdings are being created at this centre.