§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government if they are in a position to make a statement on forestry policy.]
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE, SCOTTISH OFFICE (LORD STRATHCLYDE)
My Lords, with the permission of the House I propose to make a statement on forestry policy shortly after half 171 past three. Accordingly, I should be obliged if the noble Earl would await that statement.