HC Deb 28 June 1984 vol 62 c491W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will fund a full-scale independent research programme into the effects of acid deposition in the United Kingdom forests and in particular the Forest of Dean.

Mr. Waldegrave

The Government are funding substantial research into the effects of air pollutants, including acid deposition, on trees and forests. There is no reason to suppose that research is particularly needed into effects in the Forest of Dean.

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