HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c140W
Sir M. MacDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of crofters on State-owned land and the area, both of arable and pastoral land, they occupy; what areas of arable and of pasture land in State-owned land are vacant; what area of State-owned land is devoted to forestry; and what area of land has been leased for use by the Forestry Commissioners.

Mr. Westwood

In the crofting counties the number of landholders, including crofters, on State-owned land is 2,220, occupying 27,000 acres arable and 370,300 acres pasture. The holdings at present untenanted, most of which are being worked, extend to 1,130 acres arable and 2,412 acres pasture. The area of State-owned land in Scotland at present devoted to forestry is 261,700 acres, and the area let by the Forestry Commission is 240,000 acres.