§ 60. Mr. Baldwin
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether before the Towy Valley Afforestation Scheme is proceeded with, the South Wales Conservancy Advisory Board will be consulted.
Mr. T. Williams
No, Sir. It is not one of the functions of these committees to advise on proposed acquisitions by the Forestry Commission.
§ Mr. Baldwin
Could the Minister say what is the value of this Conservancy Board if it is not to give advice on this subject, which is of extreme importance to the people whose land has been taken for afforestation?
It happens not to be one of the bodies which the Forestry Commission consult before they acquire land for afforestation.
Mr. Hopkin Morris
Will the right hon. Gentleman consult the Farmers' Union before he comes to a decision?