MR. CATHCART WASON
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary, as representing the Office of Woods and Forests, if he can state what consideration the Crown received in respect of 6,129 acres of unenclosed land to Lord Penrhyn including sporting and other lights; if any other such dispositions are pending; and, if so, what inquiry will be held with reference to public rights before the same are completed.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. ELLIOT,) Durham
The Crown received, in the year 1858, £1,739 for its right of soil in the area referred to and for the right of sporting over it, together with some chief rents amounting to £6 9s. 10d. per annum. The sale was made subject to such rights of common, of pasture, or turbary, and to such rights of way, as were legally exercisable over the land. All minerals, including slate and stone, were reserved to the Crown. No other similar dispositions are pending.