Forestry Statistics 2008 - Finance & Prices

Other government expenditure on forestry

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In addition to expenditure on public forests, the Forestry Commission spent a total of 138 million on other activities in 2007-08. 72 million of this total was used by the national offices in each country for grants and partnership funding and a further 33 million for policy, regulation & administration. At a GB level, 39 million was used for international & GB support services and 16 million for research.

Table 7.5 Other government expenditure on forestry1,2, 2003-04 - 2007-08

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

million

GB

Grants and partnership funding3

40.6

44.8

46.0

61.5

71.6

Policy, regulation & administration

31.7

23.6

28.3

29.2

32.9

Research - GB funded

12.4

13.214.3

15.1

15.5

International & GB support services

36.3

38.2

38.5

37.6

38.9

Less recovery of support service costs from countries

-21.5-24.2-23.3-20.2-21.2

Total

99.595.6103.8123.3137.7

England

Grants and partnership funding3

18.620.218.218.327.2

Policy, regulation & administration4

15.712.712.913.214.8

Total

34.332.931.131.542.0

Scotland

Grants and partnership funding3

15.817.919.734.033.1

Policy, regulation & administration4

9.210.110.98.49.7

Total

25.027.930.642.442.8

Wales

Grants and partnership funding3

6.16.88.19.211.3

Policy, regulation & administration4

6.80.84.67.68.5

Total

12.97.612.616.819.8

Source: Forestry Commission

Notes:

1. Forestry Commission expenditure only. Excludes expenditure incurred by other departments.

2. Excludes miscellaneous income.

3. EU co-financing not subtracted from grant expenditure. In Wales, includes "Objective 1" expenditure, starting in 2003.

4. Country costs for "policy, regulation & administration" include shares of GB support service costs.

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