§ 29. Mr. Willis
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many acres he expects will be planted in Scotland and the Highlands, respectively, during the current forestry year.
§ Mr. Willis
Do not these figures indicate a big fall in forestry in Scotland, and is this reduction not likely to continue? Why does the right hon. Gentleman not tell the people in Scotland what the reduction in the forestry programmes is to be? This matter is causing a very great deal of concern.
§ Mr. Noble
A very considerable amount of forestry planting is going on. As I pointed out to the Scottish Grand Committee last week, the problem of 1418 forestry planting is very much a central one in the context of the development of the areas outside the centre of Scotland, but I think that we should look at the detailed figures when we have the report on this development.