§ 31. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans have been formulated to meet the short and longer term need for suitable planting land and the need for an increase in planting arising from the new demands on the Highland forests; what action has so far been taken to meet these needs; and if he will make a statement.27W
§ Mr. Noble
The Fort William Pulp and Paper Mill, which the hon. Member no doubt has in mind, will draw its supplies from the existing forests created by the Forestry Commission and private owners in Scotland. The planting and acquisition programmes of the Forestry Commission are at present being reviewed by the Working Party on Forest Policy which was appointed last year.