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asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether the Forestry Commission has under consideration any schemes submitted by local authorities for the planting of trees, and, if not, whether a scheme so submitted will receive consideration with a view to its acceptance?
Sir G. Courthope
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. The Commissioners are prepared to give sympathetic consideration to forestry schemes submitted by local authorities and especially to those dealing with the afforestation of water catchment areas.