Confor submits evidence to major consultations

9 November 2016

Confor has responded to two major consultations about the future shape of forestry across the United Kingdom.

Its submission to The Future of Forestry in Scotland consultation, which ended today, follows detailed evidence provided to the Westminster inquiry into forestry being carried out by the EFRA (Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) committee.

 Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor, said: "As an organisation, we have worked very hard to raise the profile of forestry in policy discussions. Indeed, Confor and the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry, Chris Davies MP, were instrumental in getting the EFRA inquiry moving in the first place.

 "In Scotland, we have worked very closely with ministers and officials to map out an increasingly successful future for the sector.

 "So when we have the opportunity to submit evidence to inquiries and consultations like this, it is crucial that we follow through with strong, well-argued and coherent arguments, with a clear emphasis on practical actions. In both cases, we have taken feedback from members into consideration in our submissions."