HC Deb 28 June 1927 vol 208 cc221-2W

asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he is considering the possibility further to extend the present policy of afforestation with a view to relieving unemployment?


No distinction is now made between the Forestry Commission's normal and relief work, the latter being met by adjustment of policy, which included the adoption of an annually expanding planting programme. The Seventh of the Forestry Commissioners, recently published, dealing with forest policy, shows that the present position is not satisfactory, and sets out some of the chief considerations which have to be borne in mind in laying down the future forest policy of Great Britain.