HC Deb 09 March 1999 vol 327 c147W
24. Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what action he is taking to encourage companies to participate in community forest schemes; and if he will make a statement. [73436]

Mr. Meacher

This is for the Community Forest teams, who I am pleased to say are succeeding in attracting an increasing amount of support from the business community. The £7.7 million of support received in 1997–98 represented a 400 per cent. increase on the level in 1994–95.