§ Mr. John MacLeod
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many farms have been acquired by his Depart- 320W ment since 1945; and how many of these farms are managed by his Department.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
Since 1945 14 farms have been acquired by the Department of Agriculture. Five of these and part of a sixth are at present being farmed by the Department. In addition the Department are responsible for 154 farms or crofts on properties acquired by the Forestry Commission since the passing of the Forestry Act, 1945. Six of these subjects are at present being farmed by the Department.