Oral Answers to Questions — Re-Afforestation.

– in the House of Commons on 9th July 1920.

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Photo of Mr Marshall Stevens Mr Marshall Stevens , Eccles

asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, if he will state what are the Regulations in force in the principal countries for the replanting of forest trees; what similar Regulations are operating here; and if he will state the approximate number and contents of trees felled and acreage cleared in this country in each year 1914–19, and the number of young trees planted and acreage covered in each of those years?

Photo of Sir Charles Forestier-Walker Sir Charles Forestier-Walker , Monmouth

I have no information as to the post-War Regulations in force in foreign countries as to tree planting, and conditions are probably not yet sufficiently stable to enable a general inquiry on the subject to serve any useful purpose. There are no Regulations in force in this country to enforce replanting. No figures are available with regard to the last two parts of this question.