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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:30 AM

'No sell-off' for public forests

The government has announced that it will not sell off publicly owned forests in England.

It says it will create a new public body that will hold in trust the nation's forests for future generations.

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He also announced that the policy of selling off 15% of the estate to cover costs would be rescinded.

Mr Paterson gave few details of the new, independent body that would own, maintain and safeguard the public forest estate except that it would be set up in the longer term.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21275432

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