HC Deb 15 June 1972 vol 838 c365W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of national nature reserves, the acreage covered, and the proportion which is publicly owned in England, in Wales and in Scotland.

Mrs. Thatcher

The information is as set out in the following table:

Number of Nature Reserves Total acreage Acreage publicly owned Proportional acreage publicly owned Per cent.
England 64 63,494 37,602 59.4
Wales 29 22,487 13,697 60.8
Scotland 38 185,423 59,292 31.9
131 271,404 110,591 40.6

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