HC Deb 21 July 1960 vol 627 cc61-2W
76. Mr. Peyton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why the staff of the Forestry Commission has increased in each of the last three years.

Mr. Hare

During the three forest years which ended on 30th September, 1959, the non-industrial staff of the Forestry Commission increased from 2,571 to 2,649. Virtually all the additional staff were Foresters. They were required primarily to deal with an expansion of 15 per cent. in the land under plantations.

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