"Official: England's Forest Sell-Off Will Cost More Than It Saves"

"Selling off England's public forests could cost the nation more than it would save, according to an official government document that emerged last night.

The Coalition Government's own impact assessment cast doubt over claims by ministers that the controversial sale would raise between £140m and £250m, helping the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) meet its spending cuts target."

Andrew Grice reports for the Independent February 2, 2011.

Source: UK Independent, 02/03/2011