§ Mr. LAMBERT
asked the right hon. Member for Tiverton, as representing the
Situation of Area. Acreage. Price per acre of land purchased. Rent per acre per annum of land leased. Number in thousands of plants planted. EGGESFORD in the parishes of Chawleigh, Eggesford and Wembworthy. 1,382 41s. — 934 HALWILL in the parishes of Broadwood-widger, Germansweek, Halwill Ashwater and Black Torrington. 1,104 — 2s. 1,239 HALDON in the parishes of Kenn, Ashton and Chudleigh. 1,522 — 2s. 8d. 1,577 18 40s. —
The plantations suffered from the abnormal drought in 1921, but they have been "beaten up," and are now fully stocked. Apart from the value of the new plantations, the value of the land purchased is not less than the price paid, and the annual value of the land leased is not less than the rent. The average cost of planting, including fencing, weeding and "beating up," was, approximately, £10 per acre.