Forestry Commission Wales

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 28th February 2012.

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Photo of Glyn Davies Glyn Davies Conservative, Montgomeryshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of (a) the cost of a withdrawal of Forestry Commission Wales from Forestry Commission Great Britain and (b) the costs of any such withdrawal that will be incurred in (i) Wales, (ii) England and (iii) Scotland.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Welsh Government have recently announced their intention to form a single environmental body. This is a matter for the Welsh Government, but we will be looking to ensure that there is an orderly transfer of work, and that the Welsh Government fund all costs associated with the change, the details of which have still to be determined.

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