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Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy that grant money will not be paid by his Department, or through the Forestry Commission, in respect of its activities in Wales, for schemes whereby broadleaf forests are replaced by confier forests.

There is already a strong presumption in operation against the payment of grants for the conversion of broadleaved forests to conifer forests.