§ Mr. BATEY
asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the number of men and boys employed by the commissioners at the Chopwell Woods and Hamsterley Grove Estate, Durham, in November, 1931 and 1932; the wages paid; the hours worked per day, and the days per week; the number of men who have holdings and cottages; and the amount of rent charged for the same?
§ Sir G. COURTHOPE:
At Chopwell Woods, the Forestry Commissioners employed seven men in November, 1931, and six men and one boy in November, 1932; the wages paid ranged from 35s. to 38s. per week for men and were 18s. for the boy; the hours worked were on Monday to Friday inclusive from 7.30 to 4.30 and On Saturday from 7.30 to 12 noon; four men have holdings with cottages at rents ranging from £10 12s. to £12. At Hamsterley Grove Estate the commissioners 206W employed 22 men and seven boys in November, 1931, and 26 men and three boys in November, 1932; the wages paid were 35s. per week for men and ranged from 15s. to 26s. for boys; the hours worked were on Monday to Friday inclusive from 8 to 4.30 and on Saturday from 8 to 12 noon; 13 men have holdings with cottages at rents ranging from £15s. 3s. to £20 4s. 10d.