HC Deb 16 March 1988 vol 129 c595W
18. Mr. Hood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the measures the Government intend to apply to prevent further damage to forests in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Ridley

The Forestry Commission's 1987 survey established a benchmark of tree health, not evidence for damage. This is a point which the few representations my Department has received on the topic fail to understand.