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Timber

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much board feet of timber has been harvested from Welsh forests in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.

The volumes of timber harvested from Welsh forests since 1979 are shown in the following table, in thousands of cubic metres. The quantity of sawn wood produced from this timber would depend on the end-use and the efficiency of the conversion process, but each cubic metre is likely to produce about 220 board feet of sawnwood.

published by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys in its series FM2 "Marriage and Divorce Statistics" (HMSO). A copy is in the Library of the House.

The following tables show the numbers of children entering fostering arrangements by country in Wales since 1979.

Year

Volume ('000 m3)

1979560
1980630
1981680
1982730
1983760
1984780
1985840
1986930
1987960
1988905
1989925
1990920
1991975
19921,020