"Many thanks for your e-mail and I apologise for the delay in responding.
I met with the Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman, to discuss the points you and so many other constituents raised and I have also written to the Prime Minister on this matter.
I was therefore pleased that, last Friday, the Environment Secretary announced she was stopping the programme of forestry sales, pending a review.
However, this is separate to the ongoing consultation on the future management of the other 85% of the public forest estate which the Government announced on 27 January.
This is due to run until 21 April and I would encourage you to respond to this and make your views known. You can do so by clicking on to the following link: http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/forests/index.htm
Please be assured that I will continue to raise these issues with ministers until we achieve a resolution which I hope will meet with your support.