Business of the House
Caroline Spelman (Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Meriden, Conservative)
I can give my hon. Friend that assurance. The public forest estate accounts for 18% of woodland cover in this country, so the vast majority of forest and woodland is in private ownership, and part of the point of moving to a fresh approach with an independent panel and widening the range of questions under consideration is to look at forestry policy and woodland policy in general.