HC Deb 08 December 1955 vol 547 cc102-3W
105. Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that the Forestry Commission have during the last two years allowed a free gift of a Christmas tree to the town of Brecon; why this has been stopped; and whether he will ask for this decision to be reviewed in view of the excellent co-operation the Commission receives from the authorities in the county and the town of Brecon.

Mr. Amory

The gifts to Brecon were contrary to the Commission's approved policy which is to confine gifts of Christmas trees to hospitals, charitable institutions and the like. In these circumstances there are no grounds on which I could interfere with the Commission's decision in this case.

Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans the Forestry Commission have for planting in the Llithfaen district of Caernarvonshire, in view of the suitability of the land in the district and the availability of local labour.

Mr. Amory

In the next five years the Forestry Commission hopes to plant about 400 acres within a radius of five miles of Llithfaen and a further 200 acres in the remainder of the Lleyn Peninsula.