Responding to a leaked letter from ten timber firms expressing ‘no confidence’ in the ability of Natural Resources Wales to manage forestry in Wales, Shadow Minister for the Environment and Rural Affairs, Andrew RT Davies AM, said:
“For anyone who has been regularly engaging with the timber industry, this letter will sadly come as no surprise.
“Unlike other political parties, Welsh Conservatives have been consistent in our belief that Natural Resources Wales is no longer fit for purpose and this leaked letter only serves to reinforce that position.
“This quango has failed to deliver for the sector and the Welsh Labour Government must now take responsibility as from day one, NRW has been mired in scandal and incompetence.
“Staff at NRW have had enough and it’s time for the Minister to take action and get a grip on this failing organisation.”