HC Deb 01 June 1943 vol 390 c18
28. Mr. Thorne

asked the right hon. Baronet the Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he can give any information in connection with the extensive fire of woodlands in North Lincolnshire; how many acres were affected and the number of trees destroyed, and what was the cause of the fire?

Colonel Sir George Courthope (Forestry Commissioner)

A fire occurred in the middle of May on 33 acres of the Forestry Commission plantations at Laughton, North Lincolnshire. Approximately 50,000 young trees were destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.