§ 54. Major COURTHOPE
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he is aware that a large proportion of the timber of the United Kingdom has been felled for war purposes, and that many landowners are willing to replant their woods or to plant additional areas, but are waiting for the appointment of the proposed forest authority and the announcement of its policy; and whether the Government will introduce the legislation necessary to establish a forest authority with adequate powers and proceed with it without delay?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen)
The Board are aware of the circumstances to which my hon. Friend has drawn attention. A Bill is being drafted for the purpose of carrying out many of the recommendations of the Forestry Sub-committee, of which the right hon. Member for the Camborne Division was the chairman.