§ 57. Mr. N. Macpherson
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that private woodland owners are being prevented from carrying out their normal annual planting programme, planned in accordance with the wishes of the Forestry Commission, owing to the refusal of import permits for the regular annual supply of seed: and whether, in view of the need to increase the national timber reserve, he will ensure that such permits are granted.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
We consult the Forestry Commission before deciding whether to permit private imports of forest tree seeds and the difficulty to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers should therefore not arise. If he has any particular case in mind, and will let me have the details, I will look into it.