HC Deb 05 March 1968 vol 760 c70W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will direct the Forestry Commission in Scotland to carry out experiments in extracting timber by balloon, in order to cut down the amount of money spent on forest road building.

Mr. Ross

The Forestry Commission is fully in touch with developments in balloon logging but would need much moreprima facie evidence that it would be suitable in British conditions before initiating a programme of experiments.