HC Deb 23 July 1912 vol 41 c988

I wish to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether if the Advisory Committee on Forestry recommends the immediate setting up of a Department of Forestry under the Board of Agriculture he will immediately act upon the same and carry out their advice; also what sum has been spent by the Board of Agriculture in Scotland this year upon forestry and how much do they intend to spend before the end of the year?


The Advisory Committee on Forestry has not yet made, and, indeed, has not yet had time to make, any recommendation. Any recommendation which it may make will have careful consideration, but it is obvious that I cannot promise to give effect to a recommendation until I know what that recommendation is. For the reason above stated no estimate can be made at present, and the only money as yet allocated is for education in forestry given through the agricultural colleges.