asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will indicate the number of vacancies there were with the Forestry Commission in Wales for foresters during the years 1955, 1956 and 1957; how many foremen were qualified for promotion; how many were successful; and how many vacancies were filled by foremen or other employees outside Wales.
§ Mr. John Hare
The following table gives the information required:
Year Vacancies in Wales for foresters Candidates in Wales qualified for promotion to forester (a) Candidates in Wales promoted Vacancies filled by candidates from outside Wales 1955 16 22 5 11 1956 (b) 8 17 8 — 1957 (a) The candidates in 1955 were foremen. Those in 1956–57 were drawn from the new grade, assistant forester, to which as a result of re-organisation they had been assimilated from the foreman grade. "Qualified for promotion" means adjudged fit for promotion and having the requisite length of service. (b) These promotions were made in 1957 but were back-dated to 1956.