§ Mr. Harold Davies
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many acres have been planted under reafforestation schemes An North Staffordshire since 1945; and what percentage is deciduous as compared with coniferous.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
The Forestry Commission has re-afforested about 4,000 acres in North Staffordshire since 1945, of which about one-fifth is planted with deciduous species. It is estimated20W that private woodland owners have planted about 1,000 acres, of which about one-half is planted with deciduous species.