§ 29. Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much land is in the ownership of his Department; how this figure compares with five years previously; and what is his latest estimate of the expansion or reduction in the next five years.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
About 620,000 acres of land and foreshores, freehold and leasehold, were held by my Department in 1979 of which 20,000 acres were awaiting disposal. This compares with 648,000 acres in 1974. I am scrutinising the whole estate to see what further reductions are possible.