§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, on how many of the agricultural tenants of the Department of Agriculture has been conferred the right to destroy deer on their holdings; what is the total acreage covered by such right; what is the total acreage held by such tenants from the Department of Agriculture; whether any return of deer so destroyed is made by such tenants; and, if so, how many deer were so destroyed during each of the last three years?
§ Mr. Colville
The rights to kill deer on their holdings have been conferred upon 24 of the Department's tenants over an area extending to 6,049 acres. The total area of the holdings of these tenants amounts to 7,226 acres. With regard to the last two parts of the Question the Department do not receive any returns of deer so destroyed.