Caroline Welcomes the Government’s Decision to Ditch Reckless Public Forest Sell-off

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Responding yesterday to the Government’s statement scrapping the proposals for the forest sell-off, Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas said:

 

“On behalf of the many hundreds of my constituents who have written in to oppose the sell-off of our public forest estate, I welcome the Government’s decision to ditch these reckless plans – and am encouraged by the commitment given to me by the Secretary of State that those people who led the inspirational grassroots movement against the sell off will be included in the new panel of experts set up to consider the future of the forests. Now it will be vital to ensure that the panel itself operates in public. This major u-turn exposes the shambolic nature of the Government’s policy-making – and is the inevitable consequence of ministers blindly charging ahead with ideologically driven cuts.” 

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