§ 46. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the reasons why the average price paid for land by the Commissioners rose from 57s. 6d. per acre of plantable land in 1923 to 80s. in 1927?
§ Colonel Sir GEORGE COURTHOPE
I have been asked to reply. The main reason why the average price paid by the Forestry Commissioners for land in 1927 was higher than in 1923 was that the 1927 areas included more of the following assets, namely: (a) timber and 359 young plantations; (b) houses; and (c) agricultural land which will be used for agricultural holdings or disposed of.
§ 47. Mr. WELLOCK
asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what proportion of the afforestation grants made by the Commissioners in each of the last three years went to local authorities and to private individuals, respectively?
§ Sir G. COURTHOPE
Of the afforestation grants made by the Forestry Commissioners in 1925 13 per cent. went to local authorities, in 1926 4 per cent. and in 1927 5 per cent. The remainder went to private individuals.