§ Mr. PARKERasked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what was the total area and the area afforested of the Forest of Dean when it was taken over by the Forestry Commission in 1924;

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what is the total area of this forest unit to-day and the total area afforested; and what is the total area planted or replanted since 1924?

§ Sir G. COURTHOPEWhen the Forest of Dean was taken over by the Forestry Commission in 1924 the total area was 23,241 acres and the area afforested was 2143W 19,640 acres. The total area of this unit to-day is 23,688 acres and the total area afforested is 19,582 acres. The total area planted or replanted since 1924 is 3,108 acres.

§ Mr. PARKERasked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what was the total number of persons employed in connection with the Forest of Dean in 1924 and the total to-day; and what is the total number of workers' holdings attached now to this forest?

§ Sir G. COURTHOPEThe total number of persons employed by the Forestry Commissioners in the Forest of Dean in 1924 was 138 and the total to-day is 115. The total number of workers' holdings attached now to this forest is 23.