§ Mr. T. JOHNSTON
asked the right hon. Member for Tiverton, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what deer stocks were taken over by purchase since 1919 upon lands acquired for afforestation, and what were the average prices paid per stag, per hind, and per calf; if compensation has been paid in any case for disturbance to deer or sheep and, if so, how much; and what other forms of compensation, if any, have been paid?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The Forestry Commissioners have not taken over any deer stocks by purchase; they have not paid compensation in any case for disturbance to deer; they have paid £400 for sheep disturbance on two farms; they have paid £92 for manurial and crop values on two nursery areas.
§ Mr. JOHNSTON
asked the right hon. Member for Tiverton, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how much money has been spent since 1919 in purchasing land for afforestation; if he can give the value of the sheep stocks, if any, taken over on each estate purchased; and if these stock purchases were bought at a valuation or at market value?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The Forestry Commissioners have spent since 1919 £93,856 in purchasing land for afforestation, the price being inclusive of cottages and other buildings thereon, but exclusive of standing timber. They have taken over sheep stocks on two estates purchased, in one case at market value, £1,300, and in2498W the other at acclimatisation value, £6,613.