Public Forest Estate (England)
Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]
Tony Baldry (Second Church Estates Commissioner; Banbury, Conservative)
Is it not clear from the demeanour of Opposition Members that this is an Opposition knockabout day? Will my right hon. Friend confirm that there will be a three-month consultation period? May we hope that during those three months Ministers will be prepared to listen to serious representations from people who have read the consultation paper and will respond on the basis of facts rather than Opposition knockabout myths?