§ MR. COX
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether any steps have been taken to carry into effect the recommendation of the Select Committee on Royal Forests (Essex) presented on the 9th day of June, 1863, which recommendation was as follows:—Your Committee report that a considerable extent of Ground has been enclosed without any consideration being paid for the Forestal Right of the Crown over them, which do not appear to have been either purchased or redeemed: and your Committee recommend that immediate steps be taken by the Crown to assert its right and to abate such enclosures.
said, in reply, that the recommendation was only one of several made by the Committee. They also recommended that the forests should be enclosed, and the forestal rights of the Crown sold. Various reasons had prevented the recommendation from being carried out, but the general subject was receiving the attention of the Treasury.