HL Deb 09 December 1986 vol 482 c1136WA
Baroness David

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are planning to update Circular 36/78 (Trees and Forestry) and in so doing to define a tree, as the circular has been criticised in two High Court judgments for having no definition.

Lord Skelmersdale

We hope to update and revise Circular 36/78, now out of print, as soon as staff resources permit. In doing so we shall consider whether the term "tree" can be given a legal definition.