§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the Plant a Tree in 1973 scheme; and whether he is satisfied with the progress being made.
§ Mr. Graham Page
Tree Planting Year has undoubtedly been a success so far. Two special features which promise well for the future are the development of long-term planting programmes in many areas and the active interest which has been taken by school children. My center hon. and learned Friend is considering how best to sustain public enthusiasm for tree planting this autumn and in future years, and hopes shortly to make a further statement.