§ Mr. BATEY
asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how many men and boys have been employed in January, February and March, in 1932, 1933 and 1934, at Chopwell Woods and the Grove Estate, Hamsterley, Durham, and if any notices have been delivered; and, if so, how many on both estates?
§ Sir G. COURTHOPE
The average number employed in January, February and March, 1932, and two subsequent years at Chopwell Woods was 10, 16 and 19 respectively, and Grove Estate 33, 23 and 30 respectively. Since 31st March last notices have been given at Chopwell Woods to 10 temporary employés and Grove Estate the same number.