HC Deb 29 November 1928 vol 223 c634W

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?


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.