§ Mr. Neil Maclean
asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what was the total cost of the 533,723 acres purchased by the Forestry Commission in Scotland and how much of that sum was paid for the 247,521 acres that are unplantable?
§ Sir G. Courthope
Of the 533,723 acres 373,017 were purchased at a cost of £693,326.The remainder were acquired by lease or feu. No value was placed on the 247,521 unplantable acres other than a proportion of the sporting value of the whole of each acquisition.