HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 cc257-8W
42. Dr. Michael Clark

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much land and property is owned by his Department; what is his policy for its disposal; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jopling

My Department owns and manages 3,237 hectares of land and 291 dwellings. These comprise experimental centres, research establishments, fishery lands, former Land Settlement Association managed properties and tenanted farms. My policy is to sell all Ministry property and land that has been identified as surplus to requirements. This policy is being vigorously pursued.