HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 c807

asked the hon. Member for Monmouth as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the area in Worcestershire that was denuded of its timber during the War; the area that has since been replanted; and the area the Commissioners propose to replant in the near future?


I have been asked to reply. The Forestry Commissioners have no precise figures as to the area in Worcestershire that was denuded of timber during the War. The census of woodlands in 1924 disclosed that, of the total area of woodlands in that county, 5 per cent., or 1,049 acres, had been felled and not replanted. To the end of last season, 274 acres had been planted by the Commission in Worcestershire; an additional 192 acres have been planted during the current season. The area of future planting will depend on the extent of the plantable land which the Commission are able to acquire.