Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Committee (7th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 28th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 4:30 pm, 28th February 2011

That would depend on legal advice on one's interpretation of the Forestry Act 1967. The noble Lord will be more familiar with that Act, and all previous legislation, than even I am. He will know that it imposes a duty that there should be a substantial forestry estate at the disposal of the Forestry Commission. It is a matter for interpretation as to what size that should be.