§ LORD ALLERTON
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why the Forestry Commission have first planted thousands of hardwood trees and then poisoned them.
EARL ST. ALDWYN
The Forestry Commission have used selective herbicides930WA to kill immature hardwood trees in a number of plantations where, in the light of later experience, softwoods had a better potential. For amenity reasons this policy was suspended a year ago throughout the Commission; and in any case it will not be resumed in areas where amenity is important.
House adjourned at eighteen minutes past nine o'clock.