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Forestry

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many Forestry Commission felling licences were granted to private individuals or organisations in England in the year to 31 March; and what was the total area of conifers and broadleaved timber so felled.

[pursuant to her reply, 6 June 1985, c. 223]: The total number of felling licences granted by the Forestry Commission for the thinning and clear felling of woodland in England in the year to 31 March 1985 was 1,059.The total area of timber felled in the year is not known as the Forestry Commission does not normally monitor the situation on the ground after granting a licence, unless replanting conditions are involved and these conditions are due to be fulfilled.