§ 16. Mr. David Clark
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of publicly-owned land have been disposed of since June, 1970.
§ Mr. Graham Page
Acreage figures for the exact period since June, 1970, are not available except in the case of the Ministry of Defence which has disposed of 9,000 acres and the Land Commission 2,550 acres in that time. The National Coal Board disposed of 16,900 acres from April, 1970, to April, 1972, and British Rail have from January, 1970, to the present time disposed of property to the value of £38 million. In total for the years 1970 and 1971, central and local government and public corporations have disposed of property to the value of £200 million. This includes property sold by one public authority to another, for example, by British Rail to local authorities.