HC Deb 01 December 1964 vol 703 cc65-6W
Mr. Hendry

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that, although the Forestry Commission must obtain the consent of his Department of Agriculture before using agricultural land for forestry, there is no similar obligation upon private landowners; and whether he will take steps to require them to do so.

Mr. Ross

An alteration of this kind in the existing procedure would require legislation and I do not consider that this would be justified.