§ Mr. D. J. Williams
asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress is being made with afforestation schemes in Wales; where these schemes are located; and what proposals he has for the development of further schemes.
§ Mr. T. Williams:
During the season that is now coming to an end 1,000 acres are being planted in 60 forests distributed throughout Wales. Plans are in being for progressive increases of the planting programme which, for the next year, should reach 5,000 acres. The acquisition of land, raising of nursery stocks, and other essential operations necessary for the planned extension are progressing alongside the development of planting.