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Forestry Commission

Volume 127: debated on Friday 19 February 1988

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To ask the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the present division of ministerial responsibility for the Forestry Commission as between the Scottish Office and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

The Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food exercise their responsibilities for the Forestry Commission's territorial activities in relation to Scotland and England respectively. General policy and other matters affecting Great Britain as a whole are dealt with

External finance limits for water authorities: 1979–80 to 1988–89
1979–801980–811981–821982–831983–841984–851985–861986–871987–881988–89
Northumbrian
Cash33·941·048·535·820·020·022·018·22·03·0
Real100·0104·0110·476·040·638·640·132·23·44·8
North-West
Cash52·672·086·984·079·087·084·558·049·444·0
Real100·0117·7127·5114·9103·3108·399·366·153·845·9
Severn-Trent
Cash55·349·467·361·966·340·055·27·9-7·5-11·5
Real100·076·893·980·682·547·461·78·6-7·8-27·8
Yorkshire
Cash34·740·042·553·430·034·031·032·820·015·0
Real100·099·194·5110·859·564·255·256·633·023·7
Anglian
Cash69·570·074·987·485·060·046·045·734·023·5
Real100·086·683·290·584·156·540·939·428·118·6
Thames
Cash18·122·06·0-3·0-10 ·5-34·0-60·0-82·0-95·0-100·0
Real100·0104·525·6-11 9-39·9-1230-205·0-271·5-300·9-303·1
Southern
Cash37·445·052·040·733·523·011·02·0-5·0-13·5
Real100·0103·4107·378·361·640·318·23·2-7·7-19·8
Wessex
Cash13·813·316·021·727·316·021·026·823·019·5
Real100·082·989·5113·2136·175·994·1116·495·677·5
South-West
Cash9·411·013·013·812·511·04·94·70·72·0
Real100·0100·6106·8105·791·576·632·230·04·35·8
Wales
Cash29·324·029·025·223·022·621·017·313·39·1
Real100·060·966·053·546·743·738·330·622·514·7

Notes:

1. Cash figures are in £ million.

2. Real figures are in index form: 1979–80= 100·0

3. The inflation index used is RPI.

4. EFLs were introduced for most authorities in 1979–80.

by the two Ministers and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, with the Secretary of State for Scotland taking the lead.