HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 cc336-7W
Mr. Peter M. Jackson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent he is satisfied with the Forestry Commission's reasons for discontinuing the grant for planting of poplars; and whether, in view of the provisions of the Civic Amenities Act, he will direct the Commission to reconsider their decision.

Mr. John Mackie

There is no need to bring back the special grant for poplar planting. The planting of approved varieties of poplar is now eligible for the normal Forestry Commission planting grants where land is more suitable for poplar than other species.