§ 107. Mr. F. M. Bennett
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at what annual rate the subsidy to the Forestry Commission is running; and if this subsidy will continue under European Free Trade Area arrangements.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
The grant-in-aid to the Forestry Commission in the current 175W financial year is £12 million. It is not a subsidy but an investment in a developing enterprise, and I have no reason to believe that it would be affected by European Free Trade Area arrangements.