HC Deb 02 March 1966 vol 725 c328W
Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his latest estimate of the cumulative acreage of non-productive woodland in Wales; what percentage change he anticipates during each of the next five years; and what plans he has for encouraging a faster rate of private investment in the conversion of such woodlands into full productive use in the interests of the balance of payments situation for many years to come.

Mr. James Griffiths

About 50,000 acres. I cannot forecast the change in this area, which will depend on its private owners. They are already encouraged by the existing grants paid by the Forestry Commission.

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