HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 c2432W
Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can state the amount of land surrendered to the Crown in British Honduras since the raising of the land tax in 1931 to 2½ cents per acre; and give particulars as to the allocation and use which has been made of the land that has been so surrendered.

Colonel Stanley

Since 1931, 347,656 acres have been surrendered to the Crown. Of this area 123,870 acres have been reserved to the Crown as forest reserves; 2,490 acres are valueless swamp and the balance of 221,296 acres is open to leasehold or purchase, the latter being subject to conditions of improvement and cultivation.