§ 43. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will state what acreage of agricultural land is owned by the Commissioners of Woods and Forests; whether any and, if so, how much of the land is unlet; whether any reductions of rent have been made; and if there is any difficulty in securing tenants?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The total area of the agricultural land under the charge of the Commissioners of Crown Lands (formerly known as the Commissioners of Woods and Forests) is about 126,000 acres, of which 6,000 acres are at present unlet. In certain instances reductions in rent have taken place on relettings, and a large number of temporary remissions of rent have been made by the Commissioners from time to time. Difficulty is experienced in certain parts of the country in obtaining tenants.