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Forestry Commission
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1947
End Date:
01 Jul 1994
Following a Royal Commission into the administration of the Forestry Department the Government amended the Forestry Act to abolish the position of Conservator of Forests and replace him with a 3 member Commission. The Chief Commissioner and his 2 Assistant Commissioners were joined by another Assistant commissioner, with special responsibility for private forestry, when the Act was again amended in 1978. The Act was amended in 1994 to make the Department a Corporation, at which point the Commission was abolished and its functions transferred to the Board of the Corporation.~
Legislation Creating:
Forestry Act 1946 (10 Geo.VI No.40) HTG 16 Apr 1947 p.851
Controlled Agencies:
Forestry Department (TA900)01 Jan 192101 Jul 1994
Royal Commission Into Forestry Administration (TA709)01 Jan 194531 Dec 1947
Subsequent Agencies:
Private Forestry Council (TA1450)01 Jan 197701 Jul 1994
Series Created By Agency:
AC907 Minutes of Meetings of the Commissioners.04 Jul 194928 Jun 1994

AG54 Forestry Field Books01 Jan 197431 Dec 2011