HC Deb 24 January 1990 vol 165 c758W
98. Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the effects of acid deposition on trees within the United Kingdom.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the recently published terrestrial effects review group report which has chapters on the effects of air pollutants, including acid deposition, on trees. This report summarises current understanding and draws widely on research programmes funded by the DOE, NERC and Forestry Commission. Copies of the report can be found in the Library of the House.