HC Deb 08 July 1963 vol 680 c108W
65. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total Government expenditure on woodland establishment and management techniques.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Virtually the whole of the Forestry Commission's expenditure on research and the study of management problems, which in the last forest year amounted to £446,000, is a fair charge to these objects. To this should be added its expenditure on work study which was in the region of £27,000. The results of nearly all this work are equally applicable to private woodlands as well as to the Forestry Commission's own forests.