HC Deb 25 February 1976 vol 906 cc197-8W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many acres of trees were planted by owner-occupiers in England in 1975; and what were the corresponding figures for the last five years.

Mr. Strang

Information in the form requested is not available. However, statistics of planting on which grants were paid in the particular year under the Forestry Commission's grant aid schemes for private woodland owners, plus an estimate for the area planted without the

Mr. Edward Short

There is no limit on the number of official paid envelopes that a Member may use for correspondence on parliamentary business; and therefore no record is kept of the numbers issued from the store.

The following table shows the number of official paid envelopes ordered for use in the House of Commons since 1970 and paid for from the House of Commons Vote.

Postage Charged in Financial Year
1971–72 6,370
1972–73 17,473
1973–74 34,095
1974–75 86,036
1975–76 290,789
Not yet available

aid of grants, are set out in the table below.

Year ending 31st March Acres
1970 15,200
1971 14,600
1972 16,000
1973 15,300
1974 12,500
1975 9,800

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