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Welsh Disestablishment Bill.

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Cambridge Welshmen.


Welsh Territorials Prosecuted

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Ever since the late Mr Tom Ellis. M.P., took the keenest interest in the subject, the question of afforestation has always been more or less to the front in Wales. To thoroughly realise, however, the full bearing of the question of afforestion up- on the vexing problem of unemployment, which during each winter becomes more acute in certain p trts of the Principality, it is necessary to consider first of all the extent of the land in Wales suitable for afforestation and roughly speaking the amount of land in Wales suitable for afforestation below the 1,500 feet elevation j has been calculated for each county as follows Anglesey .10, 168 seres Brecon 131,675 Cardiga/i Carmarthen 57,681 Carnarvon 85,774 Denbigh .61,913 Flint 11,237 Glarmorgan 117,058 Merioneth 117,474 11 Montgomery 123,505 Pembroke 41,553 Radnor 101,445 The total for Wales, therefore, works out at 983,674 acres, but in addition there are 681,855 acres of common lands suita- ble, but whether these are available or not-is a question which, owing to a com- plexity of rights, cannot be settled off hand. I I Dealing with the question of small holdings in Wales, Mr Ffrith, the agent to the Quinta Estate, near Ruabon, gave evidence before the Commission to the effect that in establishing the Denbigh- shire Forest Demonstration area, near Chirk, some of the men employed were, small holders and that they were g lad. ot the work thus afforded them. Thanks to the generous offer of Mr J. Mahler, of Chit k, of 50 acres of lard an experimental plantation made to the Denbighshire County Council, and, thanks to the pluck of that authority in accepting the offer, the suitability of Wales for afforestation purposes has passed beyond experiment.


A Fire at Coedpoeth.

Lloyd George, Junior.