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Acid Rain

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Forestry Commission staff have made official visits to examine tree damage attributed to acid rain in (a) Sweden, (b) France, (c) Holland, (d) Germany and (e) Switzerland in 1985; and on which dates.

Forestry Commission staff have made the following such visits to date this year—three members of staff visited the Vosges forests in France in June, one the northern Black forest in West Germany in September and one in the southern Black forest in October. There have been no official visits by commission staff for this purpose to Sweden, the Netherlands or Switzerland this year.