asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will indicate the name of the company. mentioned in paragraph 134 of Command Paper No. 9887, to which the Forestry Commission will sell in future standing thinnings from Welsh forest units; what was the date upon which the contract came into operation; and how many commission workers have in consequence been made redundant.
It would not be appropriate for me to supply details of individual contracts for the sale of produce entered into by the Forestry Commission.
I can however say that no workers have been made redundant as a consequence of this contract.