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Forestry (Standing Timber Purchases)

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the policy of the Forestry Commission with regard to buying land for planting which already has a proportion of timber growing upon it.

As change of ownership in itself does not add to the reserve of standing timber, it is the policy of the Forestry Commission to restrict purchases of standing timber. Relatively small blocks of standing timber may, however, be purchased when it is impracticable to exclude them from purchases of plantable land.