HC Deb 10 March 1988 vol 129 c325W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he intends taking to prevent uncontrolled afforestation; if he will introduce licensing for forestry grant applications; and if he will make a statement.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Very little planting takes place that has not been fully considered under the Forestry Commission's consultation arrangements. My right hon. and learned Friend has yet to be persuaded that a licensing system is necessary.