§ Mr. Canavan
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, pursuant to his written reply to the hon. Member for West Stirlingshire on 4 February, Official Report, columns 212–14, he will state, for each property, the selling price and the name of the purchaser or potential purchaser.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
No. It would be a breach of confidence to disclose such information. The sums received by Forestry Ministers for sales of land under section 39 of the Forestry Act 1967, as amended by section 1 of the Forestry Act 1981, are accounted for as Consolidated Fund extra receipts on the Forestry Commission Vote. The annual amount is shown in the accounts prepared by the forestry commissioners in terms of section 44 of the Act of 1967, which are attached to the commission's annual report.