HC Deb 11 November 1985 vol 86 c63W
Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Forestry Commission staff have made official visits to examine tree damage attributed to acid rain in (a) Sweden, (b) France, (c) Holland, (d) Germany and (e) Switzerland in 1985; and on which dates.

Mr. John MacKay

Forestry Commission staff have made the following such visits to date this year—three members of staff visited the Vosges forests in France in June, one the northern Black forest in West Germany in September and one in the southern Black forest in October. There have been no official visits by commission staff for this purpose to Sweden, the Netherlands or Switzerland this year.