§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what is the average cost to English local authorities for each access agreement for privatised Forestry Commission land;
(2) what assessment has been made of the cost to English local authorities of access agreements for privatised Forestry Commission land.
§ Mr. Jack
[holding answer 28 February 1994]: The Forestry Commission recently wrote to all 45 county councils in England asking, among other things, for an estimate of the costs they incurred in making access arrangements. Thirty-three county councils replied, but only two completed the answer on cost; one estimated the cost at £100, the other at £1,000.