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Land Ownership And Management

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 8 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture how many acres are owned by the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Crown Lands and the Land Commission, respectively.

None of these bodies owns land. The Forestry Commission manages about 1,642,000 acres of land vested in the Secretary of State for Scotland or myself. The Commissioners of Crown Lands administer the hereditary estates of the Crown and the area under their management is about 379,000 acres. The Agricultural Land Commission manage about 226,000 acres of land vested in me or for the management of which I am responsible.