HC Deb 05 August 1975 vol 897 cc111-2W
Mr. Tom King

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list (a) the sales of defence land that have taken place in the past year, (b) the purchasers of the land and (c) the average price per acre of the respective sales.

Mr. Armstrong

I regret that the detailed information requested cannot be provided without undue research at prohibitive cost. However, during the financial year 1974–75 terms were agreed by the Property Services Agency of my Department, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, for 287 separate sales comprising 2,439 acres at prices totalling £16 million. As the properties concerned varied from farm land to factories an average price per acre would have little meaning.