HC Deb 23 May 1947 vol 437 cc305-6W
Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the Forestry Commission's planting programme for the season 1946–47; and how many acres were in fact planted or regenerated naturally.

Mr. T. Williams

The planting programme of the Forestry Commission for the season 1946–47 in Great Britain was 30,000 acres, and the area planted or regenerated naturally to the end of April (the last date for which figures are available) was 15,467 acres. Planting is still proceeding in some districts, and it is expected that the area finally planted, including any natural regeneration, will be in the neighbourhood of 24,000 acres.