During the initial meeting with Dr Coffey an economist from Imperial College London made a comment which I will try to reproduce as closely as possible from memory.  She picked up on Dr Coffey's comment about The Forestry Commission being a monopoly like Tesco's, and explained that a Natural Monopoly can be a good thing in certain circumstances, as it can provide a home for expertise.  She also went on to explain that selling a resource would only produce short-term financial gain.  As I understand the figures, the sale of forests would net in roughly £650Million, and the Forestry Commission currently makes £440Million a year.  

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