§ 21. Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much land is currently owned or leased by his Department. 
§ Mr. Freeman
My Department owns some 242,000 hectares of land including foreshore, of which 226,700 hectares are freehold and 15,300 hectares are leasehold. These figures are at 1 April last year, the latest date for which records are available, and relate to freehold and leasehold landholdings, including foreshore, for which deeds or lease agreements were held. Acquisitions or disposals which may have been completed but where deeds had not been transferred, or agreements not formally signed or determined by that date, are not included in these figures.