§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many acres of forestry have been sold by the Forestry Commission to private ownership over the past 12 months.
§ Mrs. Fenner
Before 1 April 1982, statistics on the sale of Forestry Commission plantations and plantable land were compiled and held centrally by financial years only. In the period from 1 April 1982 to 21 February 1983, the latest date for which information is available, a total of 13,590 acres (5,500 hectares) of Forestry Commission plantations and plantable land were sold.