Consultation: Abolition of Home Grown Timber Committee

Consultation: Abolition of Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee

Defra is conducting a consultation on the intended abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee.

The HGTAC was the advisory panel/committee appointed by the Forestry Commissioners to advise them on the delivery of their powers and duties. The Committee ceased operations in 2005 and no longer functions because it was decided (by the Commissioners and the final members themselves) that as forestry operates on a devolved basis, it would be more appropriate for advice to be received at national level. The HGTAC’s former functions are therefore now discharged through separate arrangements in each Administration but the legislation which established it is still in place.

To access the consultation documents and take their online survey, visit Defra’s consultation hub. Alternatively, contact for more information. The consultation period runs until 30 May.


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