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Tree Planting (Grants)

Volume 972: debated on Friday 2 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the Countryside Commission's warning of exceptional tree losses in recent years, he is prepared to increase the tree planting grants to offset these arboreal losses.

It is for the Countryside Commission to decide how best to allocate the funds available to it. I understand that it expects to spend nearly twice as much on tree planting grants this year as last.