July 2012 – vol. 105, issue 7 The UK Government has pledged not to sell England's public forests, in a move hailed as a victory for campaigners who fought plans for a sell-off. Half a million people signed a petition against privatising the public estate. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman pledged that 'our forests will stay in public hands', more than a year after she was forced into a U-turn on a bid to privatise England's f... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.