Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee

Forestry in England inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report and Government Response published

Scope of the inquiry

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee launches an inquiry into the role of Defra in supporting a thriving forest economy and environment.

The forestry sector contributes some £1.7 billion a year to the economy and indirectly supports 43,000 jobs.

Woods and forests, particularly ancient forests, provide many environmental benefits including enhancing biodiversity and supporting a range of ecosystem services such as water management and climate control. In addition, forests provide recreational and amenity value to society.

Terms of reference: Forestry in England

Publications

Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the inquiry on forestry in England.

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