§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, any recent guidance concerning the release of agricultural land for afforestation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
I recognise the important role that forestry can play as an alternative use of agricultural land and this is reflected in the woodland grant scheme and in the farm woodland scheme which we introduced last year. I have not, however, issued any recent guidance on the subject.