HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 c203W
110. Mr. Lipson

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take advantage of the improvement in the timber supply position to review all licences granted for the felling of trees, with a view to preserving as many as possible of the surviving ones.

Mr. H. Wilson

A review of licences, under many of which felling has already started, would cause too great a disturbance of business contracts to be practicable. It is not practicable at present to reduce felling beyond the extent intimated in the reply on 25th January to my hon. Friend the Member for West Ealing (Mr. J. Hudson).