Forestry Commission

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1972.

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Photo of Mr Michael Hutchison Mr Michael Hutchison , Edinburgh South 12:00 am, 2nd February 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made in the plans for the Forestry Commission to move its headquarters to Edinburgh; and if the original target date for moving still holds.

Photo of Mr Gordon Campbell Mr Gordon Campbell , Moray and Nairnshire

The Forestry Commission recently announced its decision to transfer its headquarters to Edinburgh, a decision which I welcome. Progress is in accordance with the programme announced by the commission, which is unchanged.

Photo of Mr Michael Hutchison Mr Michael Hutchison , Edinburgh South

I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. Can he tell me where in Edinburgh these headquarters are to be and whether this means more jobs becoming available?

Photo of Mr Gordon Campbell Mr Gordon Campbell , Moray and Nairnshire

A number of sites are under consideration in different parts of the city and it is estimated that about 140 new jobs will come into being.