HC Deb 02 March 1964 vol 690 c142W
38. Mr. Brewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware of the anomaly created by the cancellation of the scrub clearance grant in that there is now a grant for converting scrub woodland to agricultural land, but none where it is intended to plant trees; and if he will take steps to remove this anomaly.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

The Forestry Commission's scrub clearance grant was introduced as a supplement to the normal planting grant as a temporary measure in 1954 to help woodland owners to replant scrub areas resulting from wartime felling; because this objective had been largely achieved the scheme was ended last year. The Commission grant for planting trees continues to be payable.