§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The subject of the question relates to matters undertaken by Forest Enterprise. I have asked its acting chief executive, Mr. Gordon M. Cowie, to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Gordon M. Cowie to Mr. Elfyn Llwyd, dated 31 May 1996:You asked the Secretary of State for Wales the following question: "how many parcels of forestry are currently being offered for sale by Forest Enterprise Wales: and if he will make a statement.The question relates to an issue that is my responsibility, as Acting Chief Executive of Forest Enterprise, so I have been asked to respond. The information you require is as follows:-There are currently 34 woodlands totalling 1,242 hectares being offered for sale, by Forest Enterprise Wales. As set out in the Government's Expenditure Plans 1996–97 to 1998–99 Forest Enterprise plans to sell 40,000 hectares of forest land in the next three years and expects to receive about £60 million from the sale of forest land and surplus properties during that period. Some 15 per cent of these sales will be in Wales.