§ Major POLE
asked the Secretary of State for War how many acres of vacant land are in the possession of his Department; how many acres are tenanted; and the situation of such land?
§ Mr. SHAW
Excluding stations overseas, the total extent of War Department land is some 231,000 acres, of which about 166,000 acres are let under various conditions, ranging from mere grazing rights to full agricultural holdings. The rest, generally speaking, is required for military purposes, and could not be let. The War Department estates are situated in all parts of the British Isles, but lies chiefly in the Aldershot, Southern and Northern Commands.