§ 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.