HC Deb 17 February 1932 vol 261 c1659W

asked the hon. Member for the Rye Division, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the acreage of arable land enclosed for forestry in the Thetford, Norfolk, area; and how many farmhouses and premises have thus been deprived of occupiers, workers, and live and dead farming stock in that area since its inception?


With trivial exceptions, no arable land that at the time of acquisition was under cultivation, other than for the purpose of providing food for game, has been enclosed for planting. One farmhouse and premises has since acquisition ceased to be occupied, but as against this many farmhouses and premises which were unoccupied and derelict when acquired by the Forestry Commissioners have been repaired, and are now occupied either as small farms or as forest workers' holdings.