HC Deb 31 January 1996 vol 270 c800W
29. Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what Government grants are available for research into tree diseases; and what was the total expenditure on such grants in 1994–95. [10816]

Mr. Kynoch

Several Government Departments undertake or commission research into tree diseases, notably the Forestry Commission, and we also fund some projects by universities and other bodies. However, we do not offer grants specifically for forestry research. Our expenditure on research into tree diseases in 1994–95 amounted 'to £1.3 million.