HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c115W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the property owned by the Duchy of Lancaster which is(a) open to and (b) not open to the public. [27631]

Dr. David Clark

The Duchy owns Tutbury Castle and Halton Castle which are open to the public. The Duchy owns other historical monuments which are in the Guardianship of, or are leased to, local authorities or to English Heritage. These are also open to the public.

The majority of the property owned by the Duchy comprises tenanted farms, woodland, private houses, and commercial properties such as shops and offices. Much of the farmland and woodland is accessible to the public by rights of way or by voluntary access arrangements: the property is not "open to the public" in the literal sense of the term.

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