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Independent Panel on Forestry

31 January 2013 – Government Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement has been published. The report incorporates the Government’s Response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s Final Report.

The Independent Panel on Forestry published its Final Report on 4 July 2012 and has now completed its work.

The Panel was chaired by the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, and the members were selected for their wide experience, knowledge and interests in the economic, social and environmental aspects of  forestry and woodlands.

The Independent Forestry Panel was established on 17 March 2011 by the Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman, to advise government on the future direction of forestry and woodland policy in England.

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