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Woodland Grant Scheme

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the location, area of planting and area of natural regeneration for each scheme that has been approved by the Forestry Commission under the native pinewood section of the woodland grant scheme since its introduction.

The information is as follows.that the Forestry Commission has received for native Scots Pine since the availability of the broadleaved rate of grant for this species under the woodland grant scheme.

The Forestry Commission has received 35 applications for establishing native Scots pine under the woodland grant scheme since the introduction of the higher rates of grant in June 1988. These applications cover a total area of 6,582 hectares, including 2,942 hectares of new planting, 685 hectares of restocking and 122 hectares of natural regeneration.