§ Mr. Speir
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made by the consultative committee appointed by him in 1961 to consider welfare problems and the provision of amenities for Forestry Commission villages; how many meetings of this committee have been held; what recommendations it has made; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Soames
The Border District Forest Consultative Committee was set up in July last year and some progress has been made. It has met four times and will next meet in October. Its function is to provide a regular means of consultation between the Commission and its employees on a variety of questions concerning local working conditions and village amenities. A wide range of these matters have been discussed at the meetings and agreed action taken.