asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the total acreage of forest in the British-occupied zone of Germany; what is the policy of the Control Commission towards these forests; and what proportion the proposed annual fellings bears to the annual increment.
§ Mr. J. Hynd:
There are about 4½ million acres of forests in the British zone. Our policy is to use these forests to meet the essential timber requirements of the zone and to provide the maximum amount of timber for export. The projected felling programme for 1946 represents from two to three times the annual increment.