Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Forestry Employees.

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state the number of workers employed at present by the Forestry Branch of his Department and also during the same period in 1951.

The total number employed at all forests in the most recent week for which figures are available was 5,250. For the corresponding week in 1951 the number was 3,029.