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S5W-14365: Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government on which date the Forestry Devolution Programme began its work on the rebranding of the Forestry Commission in Scotland; how much has been spent to date on the rebranding process; what the projected costs are for the whole rebranding process, and what proportion of the rebranding budget is staffing costs.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 21 February 2018

http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx.  

I also refer the member to the information provided on 5 February 2018 (http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Rural/20180205_Cab_Sec_REC_-_Forestry_Bill_-_manage_and_administer_its_forestry_responsibilties..pdf) to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee which advised that the costs for rebranding have been substantially reduced in scope from £4.25 million to £1.12 million.

Work has recently begun by filling the design graduate placement post. The budget for this post is £49,500 over 18 months, approximately 4.5% of the total revised projected costs.