§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many trees have been planted in Scotland under planting schemes aided by Her Majesty's Government; and what expenditure is involved;
(2) how many trees have been planted in England and Wales under planting schemes financed by Her Majesty's Government; and what expenditure has been involved.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
(holding answer 17 October 1990): The areas grant-aided by the Forestry Commission in the ten years to 31 March 1990 are given in the table.
hectares1 New planting Restocking Scotland 145,600 14,400 England 14,700 23,400 Wales 8,300 2,500 1 The figures have been rounded to the nearest 100 hectares.
The Forestry Commission paid out £68.3 million in grants over this period; the breakdown of this figure by country is not available.