HC Deb 19 December 1988 vol 144 c87W
Mrs. Margaret Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Moray of 6 December,Official Report, column 116, if he will list (a) the names of the organisations and individuals who wrote to him about forestry policy, (b) which aspects of present support arrangements were drawn to the Government's attention, (c) whether or not the organisations involved considered that the Government's annual planting target of 33,000 new hectares would be met in future years, (d) what proposals they urged the Government to adopt with regard to forestry policy and (e) what opinions they expressed concerning the Government's commitment to the continuing expansion of forestry.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Most of the correspondents wrote in confidence to my right hon. and learned Friend. It would, therefore, be inappropriate to name them or to reveal the contents of their letters.

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