§ 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.