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Volume 885: debated on Thursday 6 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangements his Department makes for the replenishment of natural reserves.

If the hon. Member is thinking of trees, I would refer him to the answer he received on 5th February about planting. In addition, local planning authorities have been given the statutory duty to make planting a condition of permission for development whenever appropriate, and power to secure replacement when necessary of trees protected by preservation orders.