HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 cc2296-7
48. Mr. Mott-Radclyffe

asked the Minister of Agriculture upon what statutory authority the Regional Advisory Committee of the Forestry Commission and the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee have been set up.

Mr. T. Williams

The Regional Advisory Committees were set up by the Forestry Commissioners in pursuance of the general duty, laid on them by the Forestry Acts, 1919–1947, of promoting the interests of forestry, the development of afforestation, and the production and supply of timber. The Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee was originally set up under the Timber Control, but now functions under the Forestry Commission in pursuance of the same general duty.

Mr. Mott-Radclyffe

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the interests of all those concerned in the industry are adequately represented on these two bodies?

Mr. Williams

I think they are very fairly represented.