HC Deb 01 March 1955 vol 537 c251W
93. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent forestry operations on the Westminster Estates in north-west Sutherland are being curtailed; and what steps are being taken to find other employment for men whose services will be no longer required at Loch More.

Mr. J. Stuart

The Westminster Estates are privately owned. I understand, however, that the planting programme for the current season has been cut by about one quarter to permit the estate to give more attention to the care of existing plantations. I have not been informed to what extent this may involve a reduction in the number of workers, but there are several projects in the area which should help in providing alternative employment if that is needed.

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