§ Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the number of men employed as workmen in connection with afforestation; and what is the estimated annual wages paid to them for the work?
§ Sir L. FORESTIER-WALKER
The numbers employed on the Forestry Commission's areas in the forest year ended 30th September, 1924, ranged from 792 to258W 2,076 (excluding foresters, foremen and gangers) and the wages amounted to £112,500, while in the year ended 30th September, 1925, the numbers ranged from 1,485 to 2,485, the wages being £166,000.