§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give figures to show, by conservancy, the total areas of land sold in Scotland by the Forestry Commission since the passing of the Forestry Act 1981; and, for each conservancy, the total cash received from sales.
§ Mr. Younger
The total areas of forest land sold since the passing of the Forestry Act 1981 are as follows:
Conservancy Area (hectares) North (Scotland) 2,436.6 East (Scotland) 2,310.4 South (Scotland) 3,930.8 West (Scotland) 4,108.0
The figures do not include areas of non-forestry surplus land such as agricultural land and house sites.
The total cash receipts from all disposals during this period are as follows:
Conservancy Cash Receipts (£000) North (Scotland) 2,514.2 East (Scotland) 3,749.7 South (Scotland) 3,992.1 West (Scotland) 4,514.4