§ 23. Mr. Watkinson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he remains satisfied with the level of tree planting in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Strang
Planting by the Forestry Commission continues within the aim of 55,000 acres of new planting and restocking annually. Private sector planting has declined of late, but future levels and trends cannot be assessed authoritatively for the reasons given in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Rother Valley (Mr. Hardy) on 10th March.—[Vol. 907, c.228.]