§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what grants for forestry are being paid from EEC sources to Great Britain; and what efforts are being made to harmonise British policy with that of the EEC countries in relation to forestry.
§ Mr. Strang
No grants are currently being paid from EEC sources for forestry in Great Britan. The United Kingdom and other member States are discussing a proposal for a Council directive on forestry measures aimed at promoting an effective pattern of land use and the improvement of agricultural structures and productivity. In general our view is that the nature and scale of assistance to private forestry should be determined by individual member States according to their particular needs.