§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if any changes are proposed in the number or distribution of Forestry Commission conservancy offices; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The director general of the Forestry Commission set up an internal working group last year to review the commission's organisation at headquarters and conservancy levels. The commission has been consulting its trade unions and staff on the recommendations in the report of the group, including those relating to the pattern and structure of conservancies. The forestry commissioners are expected to announce their decisions shortly.