§ 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 the198W
§ 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