Afforestation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 17th April 1940.

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Photo of Sir Granville Gibson Sir Granville Gibson , Pudsey and Otley

asked the Prime Minister whether he will, in preparing schemes of employment for demobilised men after the cessation of hostilities, request his economic advisers to examine the policy and activities of the Forestry Commission, with a view to extending uses of areas under its control beyond arboriculture and kindred efforts and to ascertain how the effectiveness of the official staff can be increased?

Photo of Mr Neville Chamberlain Mr Neville Chamberlain , Birmingham, Edgbaston

The points to which my hon. Friend has drawn attention all bear on forest policy, which will no doubt have to be revised in the light of experience gained during the war. The Forestry Commissioners have the position under constant consideration with a view to advising His Majesty's Government in due season.

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

Will the Prime Minister see to it that Service men are employed by the Forestry Commission after the war and that the Commission pay better wages than they are paying now?