§ Mrs. Margaret Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of every piece of land and buildings, owned by the Forestry Commission in Scotland, which has been sold in the last 10 years; and if he will give such details by district location.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
I refer the hon. Member to the answers given to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) on 6 November 1989 at columns486–87 and on 3 February 1989 at column 415, to the hon. Member for Falkirk, West (Mr. Canavan) on 5 December 1984 at columns 139–50 and to the hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith) on 25 July 1984 at columns 665–83. These gave lists of all the forest areas sold between 27 July 1981, the date the Forestry Act 1981 came into force, and 31 March 1989.
A list of all the other areas of land and buildings sold by the Forestry Commission over the last 10 years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.