HC Deb 30 June 1927 vol 208 cc570-1

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the Seventh Annual Report of the Forestry Commissioners, wherein it is declared that the planting programme being carried out does not reach the proposals contained in the Acland Report; that unless State planting can be speeded up there will be fewer than 3,000,000 acres under productive forest until the year 1955; and that this country is becoming increasingly dependent upon foreign supplies for timber and wood pulp which could be raised at home; and whether he proposes to take any steps to facilitate additional planting?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The future policy of the Government in regard to afforestation is now under consideration.