§ Major POLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how many acres of land are owned by or at the disposal of the Forestry Commission; how many of these are at present under cultivation; and how many acres are lying idle?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
600,000 acres of land are owned by or at the disposal of the Forestry Commission. Of these, 237,000 acres are under silvicultural and agricultural cultivation, 200,000 are used for grazing, 40,000 are subject to common rights, and 123,000 are lying idle or used for sporting, the latter figure including rocky and other waste land. The figures are approximate.