§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many acres of public woodland exist in Wales; how many Forestry Commission employees there are in Wales; and what is the estimated value of public woodland in Wales.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
On 31 March 1985 the Forestry Commission managed 136,004 hectares of woodland in Wales. This woodland was valued at approximately £293 million.
At 31 December 1985 there were 1,000 Forestry Commission employees based in Wales.