§ Mr. Carmichael
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total acreage of land owned by his Department in the seven crafting counties; how this land is distributed according to sections of his Department; and what is the number of gamekeepers employed on these lands.
§ Mr. Noble
In the crafting counties the area of land vested in the Secretary of State for agricultural and forestry purposes is 1,191,244 acres of which 398,350 acres are held for agricultural purposes and 792,894 acres are held under forestry powers. Seven gamekeepers are employed. In addition 92 trappers are employed by the Forestry Commission to kill vermin.