HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 c99W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how the Forestry Commission departmental expenditure limit set out in the 2000 Spending Review will be divided between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. [134013]

Mr. Nick Brown

The figures given in the Spending Review 2000 for the Forestry Commission cover its net expenditure for GB core functions and activities in England. Although the Commission's activities in Wales were not covered by the Review, a £5.5 million baseline for Wales is also included for each year because responsibility for the Commission's expenditure in Wales has not yet transferred to the National Assembly. Responsibility for the Commission's expenditure in Scotland has already been transferred to the Scottish Parliament. The Commission has no remit in Northern Ireland; forestry matters there are administered by the Forest Service of the Northern Ireland Assembly's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.