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Forestry Commission

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many jobs in the public sector have been lost (a) in Scotland and (b) in the United Kingdom over the last 12 months as a result of the sale of Forestry Commission land.

The sale of land has not been a major factor in the reduction in the Forestry Commission's work force in recent years. Furthermore, no job losses in the last 12 months can be directly and solely attributed to such sales.

Unmeasured Water Supply Charges
1984–851985–86
Water AuthorityStanding charge £Rate poundage pence per £ RVStanding charge £Rate poundage pence per £ RV
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Northumbrian8·0021·9310·0022·47
Severn-Trentnil15·40 to 19·30nil16·60 to 20·80
Yorkshire5·0024·506·026·90
Anglian RV up to

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current total acreage of forest estates held throughout Great Britain by the Forestry Commission; and what is the estimated value of these estates.

The area of woodland managed by the Forestry Commission at 31 March 1984—the latest date for which figures are available—was 909,959 hectares, valued at £1,220 million.