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Forestry Commission

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much Government aid was given to the Forestry Commission in Wales in 1979; and what were the corresponding figures for the last 10 years.

The amount of the Forestry Commission's grant-in-aid attributed to Wales for each of the 10 years to 31 March 1979 is as follows:

Year Ended 31 March£ Million
19706·9
19715·1
19724·8
19733·9
19744·2
19754·4
19764·2
19774·2
19784·1
19794·7
The figures include a proportion of centrally paid salaries and headquarters overheads, and sums paid to the Forestry commission in its forestry authority role, which covers services to the forestry industry as a whole such as grants and advice to private woodland owners, research, the control of felling and plant health.