MP expresses 'deep disappointment' at forestry sell-off
MP has this week expresed her "deep disappointment"
that the Prime Minister is not doing more to safeguard the country's
Munt has campaigned against government's proposals to sell off
publicly-owned forests and almost 1,000 people have written to
her in support.
were promised a parliamentary bill from David Cameron, but none
has been forthcoming and there was no mention of it in the Queen's
Speech," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
nations forestry is the single largest provider of outdoor
leisure and recreation, a vital habitat for our treasured wildlife
and act to combat global warming. Managing our forestry means
it also pays its own way, providing an annual profit of £400
of my most successful Westminster campaigns was blocking the botched
privatisation of this national treasure."
public and political pressure eventually forced a u-turn
at Number 10 and the Prime Minister agreed that he would introduce
laws to safeguard the nation's forestry forever."
recently written to David Cameron to urge him to keep his promise,
I share the deep disappointment of the hundreds of people who
wrote to me about this."
am shocked that David Cameron couldnt be persuaded to include
a Forestry Bill in the Queens Speech. Its absence will only
add to fears that he still harbours a wish to privatise our forestry."