HC Deb 23 July 1996 vol 282 cc240-1W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those areas in the Scottish borders area sold by the Forestry Commission in 1996. [37995]

Mr. Kynoch

[holding answer 18 July 1996]: The subject of the question relates to matters undertaken by Forest Enterprise. I have asked its chief executive, Mr. Gordon Cowie, to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Gordon M. Cowie to Mr. Arch)' Kirkwood, dated 23 July 1996:

The Secretary of State for Scotland has asked me to reply to your Question about the areas sold by the Forestry Commission, in 1996, in the Scottish Borders Area.

There have been no plantation sales completed, in the Borders Council Area, so far in 1996.

However, there is one plantation, Priesthaugh measuring 787 ha, currently with our Solicitors awaiting legal completion and another. Edgarhope measuring 143.5 ha. with Agents for marketing.