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The future of forestry in Scotland: consultation analysis

Published: 13 Feb 2017

Analysis of responses to the public consultation on the future of forestry in Scotland. Report by Craigforth.

The future of forestry in Scotland: consultation analysis
Annex 2

Annex 2

Question 1a: Our proposals are for a dedicated Forestry Division in the Scottish Government ( SG) and an Executive Agency to manage the NFE. Do you agree with this approach?

Table 2: Question 1 - Responses by type of respondent.

Type of respondent Yes No Not answered Total
  n % n % n % n
Individuals 110 22% 368 74% 19 4% 497
Organisations:  
Third sector 12 10 13 35
Private sector 19 6 4 29
Other 9 4 11 24
Public sector 7 1 6 14
Academic or research body 2 - 3 5
Total organisations 49 46% 21 20% 37 35% 107
Total 159 26% 389 64% 56 9% 604

Question 5: Do you agree with the priorities for cross-border co-operation set out above, i.e. forestry research and science, plant health and common codes such as UK Forestry Standard?

Table 3: Question 5 - Responses by type of respondent.

Type of respondent Yes No Not answered Total
  n % n % n % n
Individuals 254 51% 40 8% 203 41% 497
Organisations:  
Third sector 24 3 8 35
Private sector 21 4 4 29
Other 9 6 9 24
Public sector 10 1 3 14
Academic or research body 3 1 1 5
Total organisations 67 63% 15 14% 25 23% 107
Total 321 53% 55 9% 228 38% 604

Question 8: Should the Scottish Ministers be placed under a duty to promote forestry?

Table 4: Question 8 - Responses by type of respondent.

Type of respondent Yes No Not answered Total
  n % n % n % n
Individuals 252 51% 43 9% 202 41% 497
Organisations:  
Third sector 20 5 10 35
Private sector 25 1 3 29
Other 19 1 4 24
Public sector 9 1 4 14
Academic or research body 3 - 2 5
Total Organisations 76 71% 8 7% 23 21% 107
Total 328 54% 51 8% 225 37% 604

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