HC Deb 05 February 1929 vol 224 c1600W

asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he is aware that a number of men employed on the forest of Borgie have recently been discharged by the Forestry Commission; whether there has been any alteration in the scope of operations at Borgie; and whether, in view of the amount of unemployment in the North at the present time, it would be possible to enlarge operations at Borgie so as to continue to give these men employment?


The number employed at Borgie has been reduced from seven to four. Last season 44 acres were planted at this centre. This season 20 acres are being planted. It is regretted that the operations cannot be enlarged.