§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any plans to increase tree planting in Wales during the next five years in the private and public sectors; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The Government are in favour of the continuing expansion of forestry in both sectors. The scale and location will depend on the availability of land and other resources, as well as the maintenance of a sensible balance between forestry, agriculture and other land use interests.