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Forestry Commission

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if any guidelines have been issued on the sale of land owned by the Forestry Commission; and what they are.

Guidelines on the selection of areas for disposal were sent to the chairman of the Forestry Commission on behalf of Forestry Ministers by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland on 28 May 1981. A copy is available in the Library of the House.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the land and plantations owned by the Forestry Commission available for sale as a result of the Forestry Act 1981; and which plantations have been sold.

The selection of properties for sale under the Forestry Act 1981 to meet the financial objectives set by the Government is a matter for the Forestry Commission. I have asked the Commission to send the hon. Member a list of the land and plantations which had been sold or were being sold at 31 March 1982, the latest date for which details are available.