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Woodlands (Depletion)

Volume 393: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1943

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53.

asked the Minister of Supply whether, bearing in mind the greater sacrifice made by the woodlands of this country than by those of any other in each of the world wars, he will consider curtailing immediately, as far as the war situation will allow, the wholesale slaughter of immature woodlands by clear felling?

The demands upon our diminishing resources of standing timber are still very great, but we shall certainly endeavour to curtail, as soon as the situation allows, the rate at which woodlands are being depleted.