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Forestry Commission Employees (Northumberland)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on developments affecting the welfare of the Forestry Commission's employees in their villages in Northumberland which have taken place since the debate on this subject on 28th July, 1960.

Yes. A number of changes have been made or are being discussed with the local authorities primarily concerned. In addition, after further consultation with the Unions represented on the Commission's Industrial and Trade Council, a Consultative Committee which includes workers, union representatives and representatives of the Commission, has been set up. These arrangements will ensure that the views of workers employed in the villages are known to, and can be taken fully into account by, the Commission.