HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 c202W
Mr. Speir

asked the Minister of Agriculture the policy of the Forestry Commission with regard to the maintenance in their employment of men of pensionable age; and whether he appreciates that the Forestry Commission are discharging physically-fit men solely on account of their having reached the age of 65.

Sir T. Dugdale

The Commission's policy is to retain older workers as long as they are efficient and provided there is work for them. I am aware that, owing to a misunderstanding, this policy was not carried out in one area but the man recently discharged on reaching the age of 65 is being reinstated.