HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c1935
57. Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many copies of Leaflet No. 27, Poplar Planting, were originally printed; when it went out of print; and when a new edition will be available.

Mr. T. Williams

The first print of the leaflet was of 9,000 copies in August, 1948, and a further 2,000 copies have since been printed. Stocks were exhausted on 31st July, 1950, a revised edition is expected to be on sale next Monday.

Mr. Vane

Is the Minister aware that this extremely well-produced leaflet went out of print at almost exactly the same time as he launched the scheme to encourage the planting of poplars last year and offered a subsidy for it? Does he think that good planning?

Mr. Williams

Yes, we found that there were more trees which could be included in the next edition.