Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Bishop

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to ensure that the collective knowledge and experience of Regional Advisory Committee staff is being retained within the new Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they anticipate that the new Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees will have a role in extending and improving community involvement in woodlands; and, if so, how.

Photo of Lord de Mauley Lord de Mauley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Around 40% of the current Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee membership previously served on the Regional Advisory Committees. Each Committee has a minimum of four members with previous experience.

Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees will have a role in extending and improving community involvement in woodlands where this aligns with their core remit. This includes advocating and championing woodlands partnership working at local level.

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