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Forestry

Volume 227: debated on Monday 28 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people were employed in forestry and forest nursery woodlands activities in each year between 1987–88 and 1991–92 in the United Kingdom.

[holding answer 24 June 1993]: The estimated numbers of people employed in forestry in Great Britain are as follows. These include people working for the Forestry Commission, private estates, forest management companies, harvesting companies, forest nurseries and wood processing companies. Employment in Northern Ireland is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Year ended 31 MarchFull-time equivalent numbers
198839,850
198941,055
199040,245
199142,213
199242,040