HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 cc215-6W
84. Mr. Turton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will exempt from the present suspension of felling licences applications to fell hedgerow timber, applications respecting timber which it is necessary to remove so that the land at present growing scrub or timber may be cultivated for agricultural purposes and applications which involve a pull out of timber across agricultural land under cultivation.

Mr. Bottomley

Timber Control area officers have been given discretion to issue felling licences where they are satisfied that this is necessary to facilitate agricultural operations.