UK Politics

Labour Party: Tories must think again on plans to sell off English forests - Creagh

News   •   Feb 03, 2011 11:41 GMT

Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, said in response to the first Parliamentary debate on Conservative-led Government’s plans to sell off England’s public forests:

“The countryside is walking, cycling and riding against the Conservative-led Government’s plans to privatise England’s forests. Opposition to these plans will continue to grow over the coming weeks. England’s forests cost each of us only 30p a year yet they’re being sold for 30 pieces of silver. The Tory-led Government’s plans will destroy the funding model which has protected England’s forests for nearly one hundred years. If you sell the commercial timber lands you starve the ancient woodlands damaging our forests for everyone.”