Written Answer. - Forestry Workers' Wages.

52.

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state (a) the wages and number of forestry workers employed in each forestry centre (grouped in counties) at a recent date and (b) the centres where it is proposed to introduce the forestry bonus scheme in the near future.

Following is the information required:—

(a) Forestry employment and wage rates:—

December, 1958

County and Forest

Number of men employed in week ending 5-12-1958

Weekly Basic Wage Rate

CARLOW:

Borris

9

110/-

Bunclody

26

35

CAVAN:

Bailieboro'

4

110/-

Belturbet

6

Cuilcagh

32

Killeshandra

20

Swanlinbar

13

Virginia

5

80

CLARE:

Broadford

22

110/-

Cratloe

17

Ennis

19

Kilrush

9

Mountshannon

10

Tuamgraney

14

Tulla

26

117

CORK:

Ballyhooley

33

110/-

Ballyhoura

41

Bandon

28

Banteer

25

Dunmanway

42

Glengarriff

23

Inchigeela

40

Killavullen

48

Killeagh

33

Kilworth

28

Lisgoold

24

Macroom

43

Mullaghareirk

37

Rathduff

25

Rosscarbery

19

Tallow

60

549

DONEGAL:

Ards

34

110/-

Ardara

11

Ballybofey

98

Ballyshannon

14

Buncrana

16

Gweebarra

17

Gweedore

8

Kilcar

24

Lough Eske

5

Meenirroy

30

Mulroy

25

Pettigo

48

Raphoe

18

Stranorlar

29

377

DUBLIN:

*Killakee

26

121/-

*Saggart

13

39

GALWAY:

Athenry

24

110/-

Ballinahinch

29

Ballinasloe

16

Ballygar

47

Castledaly

14

Clonbrock

10

Cloosh Valley

18

Cong Forest

33

Cong Sawmill

17

Gort

19

Kiltullagh

15

Loughrea

34

Monivea

16

Mountbellew

23

Portumna

23

Ross

19

Tuam

7

Woodford

35

Woodlawn

24

423

KERRY:

Brosna

10

110/-

Castlegregory

13

Kenmare

29

Kilgarvan

27

Killarney

29

Killorglin

33

141

KILDARE:

*Donadea

22

115/-

*Edenderry

6

*Monasterevan

45

73

KILKENNY:

Callan

31

110/-

Freshford

22

Graigue

16

*Knocktopher

15

Mullinavat

14

Piltown

22

Thomastown

49

169

LAOIS:

Clonaslee

35

110/-

Durrow

17

Emo

70

Mountrath

57

Ossory

69

Portlaoise

26

*Rossmore

30

Stradbally

41

345

LEITRIM:

Drumkeeran

36

110/-

Glenfarne

24

Manorhamilton

46

106

LIMERICK:

Adare

11

110/-

Cappamore

9

Galtee

21

Kilfinane

25

Mitchelstown

5

71

LONGFORD:

Ballymahon

14

110/-

Granard

22

36

LOUTH:

Dundalk

29

110/-

29

MAYO:

Ballycastle

22

110/-

Croagh Patrick

12

Doolough

20

Foxford

40

Gleanmoy

5

Glenisland

15

Lough Carra

13

Nephin Beg

27

Nephin Mór

15

Tourmakeady

19

188

MONAGHAN:

Castleblayney

4

110/-

Cootehill

19

Monaghan

12

Scotstown

24

59

OFFALY:

Kinnitty

44

110/-

Tullamore

16

60

ROSCOMMON:

Ballinlough

9

110/-

Ballyfarnon

23

Drumsna

9

Strokestown

9

50

SLIGO:

Benbulben

17

110/-

Collooney

37

Lough Gill

22

Lough Talt

26

102

TIPPERARY NTH:

Newport

31

110/-

*Roscrea

42

Silvermines

25

Templederry

20

118

TIPPERARY STH.:

*Anner

22

110/-

Bansha

38

*Cahir

36

*Carrick-on-Suir

24

*Clogheen

35

*Dundrum Forest

21

Dundrum Sawmill

22

*Glengarra

30

Glen of Aherlow

35

*Slieve na mon

27

Urlingford

45

335

WATERFORD:

Cappoquin

41

110/-

Clonmel

22

Comeragh

39

Tullamore

51

Dungarvan

62

Kilsheelan

61

Nier

18

294

WESTMEATH:

Athlone

4

110/-

Castlepollard

10

Mullingar

28

42

WEXFORD:

Bree

55

110/-

Camolin

53

Coolgreaney

36

Curracloe

9

Forth

25

Gorey

45

Killanne

18

New Ross

15

256

WICKLOW:

Arklow

23

115/-

Aughrim

61

Avoca

33

Avondale

13

Ballinglen

67

*Blessington

26

Clonegal

63

Delgany

15

*Enniskerry

11

Glencree

19

Glendalough

51

Glenealy

39

Glen Imaal

30

Glenmalure

32

*Hollywood

43

Rathdrum

57

Rathnew

38

Roundwood

23

Shelton

12

656

GRAND TOTAL

4,750

4,750

Notes.—(i) The present basic weekly rates as set out are those obtaining for time-work, i.e., they exclude additional earnings under the incentive bonus scheme which is now in operation at the centres marked*.

(ii) In Counties Dublin and Kildare, the present basic rates are lower than the former rates. Any employee who enjoyed the former rates retains them in the form of a guarantee which, when the incentive bonus scheme has been applied at his forest, guarantees total earnings not lower than the previous rate.

(b) Forest centres at which it is intended to apply the incentive bonus scheme in the near future: Bansha, Glen of Aherlow, Urlingford, Newport, Silvermines, Temple-derry, Rathnew, Mullinavat, Piltown, Rathduff, Macroom, Tuam, Drumsna, Swanlinbar, Glen of Imaal.

This list is provisional and subject to alterations in the light of experience.