§ Mr. Canavan
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total area and value of land and other assets sold by the Forestry Commission since the implementation of the Forestry Act 1981; and what is the total area and value of land and other assets whose sale is under consideration.
§ Mrs. Fenner
From the passing of the Forestry Act 1981 until 30 June 1982,tThe Forestry Commission received £7,691,900 from the sale of land and other assets. The area involved included 3,837 hectares of forestry land and plantations. By the end of June 1982, the Forestry Commissioners had approved a further 10,442 hectares of forestry land and plantations for sale at an estimated value of £12,447,600. Sales of other assets between 1 July 1982 and 31 March 1983 are expected to realise some £4,000,000.
Area figures for other assets, which include residential properties, are not held centrally and cannot be obtained except at disproportionate cost.