HC Deb 23 June 1993 vol 227 c203W
Mr. Chris Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the acreage of tree cover per 1,000 head of population in the United Kingdom; and what comparative information he has for other European Community countries.

Sir Hector Monro

The areas of woodland, in hectares, per 1,000 head of population are as follows:

United Kingdom 40
Belgium/Luxembourg 90
Denmark 100
France 260
Germany 130
Greece 260
Ireland 100
Italy 120
Netherlands 20
Portugal 290
Spain 400
EC Average 170