HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 cc320-2W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the area of forest planting he expects to see achieved by both public and private sectors during each of the next five years.

Mr. Wiggin

The Forestry Commission estimates that its new planting over the next 5 years is likely to average 10,000 ha and restocking some 5,000 ha per annum. In the private sector the level of planting depends upon individual decisions of woodland owners. The Commission however estimates some 13,000 ha of new planting and 4,000 ha of restocking per annum over the next five years.

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