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Forestry

Volume 928: debated on Wednesday 23 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what percentage of the land area of Scotland is at present under afforestation in the private sector; and what were the corresponding figures for the past 10 years;(2) what percentage of the land area of Scotland is at present under afforestation in the public sector; and what were the corresponding figures for the last 10 years.

The land area under afforestation in Scotland in the public and private sectors, now and for the last 10 years, as a percentage of the total land area, is set out in the table below:

Year ending 31st MarchForestry CommissionPrivate Sector
per cent.per cent.
1966–67(A)4·34·5
1967–69(B)4·54·5
19704·74·6
19714·94·7
19725·14·9
19735·35
19745·54·7(C)
19755·74·9
19765·95
(A) Year ending 30th September 1967.
(B) 18-month period (1st October 1967 to 31st March 1969).
(c) This apparent fall in area was due to a change in the definition of woodlands for the purpose of forestry statistics.