Forestry Statistics 2010 - 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 £97 million on other activities in 2009-10. £38 million of this total was used by the national offices in each country for grants and partnership funding and a further £36 million for policy, regulation & administration. At a GB level, £32 million was used for international & GB support services and £15 million for research.

Table 8.5 Other government expenditure on forestry1,2, 2005-06 - 2009-10

 

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 Grants and partnership funding3

46.0

61.5

71.6

31.8

38.1

 Policy, regulation & administration

28.3

29.2

32.9

32.8

36.2

 Research - GB funded

14.3

15.1 15.5

16.7

15.0

 International & GB support services

27.9

27.0

28.7

30.8

31.9

 Less recovery of support service
costs from countries

-23.3 -20.2 -21.2 -22.5 -24.0

 Total

93.2 112.7 127.5 89.6 97.2

England

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

18.2 18.3 27.2 8.6 11.9

 Policy, regulation & administration4

12.9 13.2 14.8 15.3 15.2

 Total

31.1 31.5 42.0 23.9 27.1

Wales

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

8.1 9.2 11.3 4.6 4.9

 Policy, regulation & administration4

4.6 7.6 8.5 7.8 11.2

 Total

12.6 16.8 19.8 12.4 16.1

Scotland

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

19.7 34.0 33.1 18.6 21.3

 Policy, regulation & administration4

10.9 8.4 9.7 9.7 9.8

 Total

30.6 42.4 42.8 28.3 31.0

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.  In addition, from 1 April 2008 the Forestry Commission ceased to hold delegated authority for the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) grant scheme.  Authority for the RDPE grant scheme now rests with Defra.

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

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