HC Deb 20 February 1918 vol 103 cc752-3W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will consider the advisability of introducing a Bill to compel those who cut down trees to replant with saplings the denuded area of woods; whether he is aware that quantities of timber have been and are being cut down in Ireland; and that this proposal would help to provide a remedy and restoration?


The proposal to which the hon. Member refers was considered by the Reconstruction Committee on Afforestation. They did not consider it a desirable means of effecting replanting. As stated in reply to previous questions, the whole subject of replanting in Ireland is receiving careful attention.