HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 cc879-80
13. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what area of Scotland is scheduled as private woodlands; and how much of that area is at present being developed to produce timber.

Mr. Snadden

The area of woodlands in Scotland in private ownership is estimated to be 829,000 acres, which includes 210,000 acres of scrub, much of which is unenclosed and remote. Of the remaining 619,000 acres, 419,000 acres are either being managed in agreement with the Forestry Commission or to its satisfaction. The remainder is being steadily absorbed into the two categories referred to.