§ 51. Mr. JENKINS
asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners how many acres of trees have been cut down since 1914; and how many acres have been replanted up to date, giving England, Wales and Scotland separately?
§ Sir G. COURTHOPE
The Commissioners do not obtain returns as to the area of forest felled and replanted. From the Report on the Census of Woodlands, published last year by the Stationery Office, it appears that out of a total woodland area of 2,958,672 acres 478,106 acres had been felled during recent years and not replanted. It is estimated that since the War private owners are planting about 12,000 acres per annum which is probably less than the area being felled. On the other hand the Forestry Commission have planted 63,099 acres in England, 17,025 in Wales and 38,656 in Scotland.