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Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is taking to seek to ensure that forestry operations do not proceed where they do not meet the approval of the Forestry Commission; and if he will list the areas where such development has taken or is taking place.

With the exception of a number of small areas of plantings which, as I stated in my reply of 8 May, at columns 441–2, to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Shettleston (Mr. Marshall), it is not possible to list, there are only two cases of any significance. These are Crichness and Shielsknowe.As I said in another reply to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Shettleston on 8 May, at column

442, and in my subsequent reply of 5 June, at column 170, to the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Mr. Kirkwood) my right hon. Friend is not proposing to take action at this stage, but will nevertheless be watching the situation very carefully.