HC Deb 22 July 1970 vol 804 c126W
60. Mr. Carol Johnson

asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the total acreage of land owned by his Department; and whether he estimates that he will release any part of this area in the duration of this Parliament.

Lord Balniel

About 560,000 acres are owned by the Ministry of Defence in the United Kingdom and a small amount overseas. I would expect steady but not spectacular reductions in M.O.D. land holdings over the next few years.