HC Deb 30 June 1927 vol 208 c596W

asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he will place in the Library of this House papers in further explication of the statement in the latest Report of the Commissioners that large areas hitherto considered unplantable can now be afforested with success ; and whether he can say how many acres of molinia peat lands there are in England and Scotland, respectively, suitable for afforestation?


The statement is based on various experiments and investigations into growing woods; these data have not yet been collated for publication, but it is hoped to issue a bulletin on the afforestation of difficult sites. The areas of molinia peat land in England and Scotland have not been surveyed, but they include many thousands of acres on both sides of the border.