Written Answers. - Forestry Sector.

Gerard C. Connolly

Question:

36 Mr. Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when the strategic plan for the forestry sector will be published. [1866/96]

Because of its complexity, preparation of the plan has taken much longer than anticipated. It is, however, in its final stages and I expect to submit it to Government in March, and to publish it, subject to the Government decision, shortly thereafter.