Written Answers. - Land Acquisition and Division.

126.

asked the Minister for Lands (a) the total acreage of lands purchased each year since 1930 by the Land Commission, (b) the total acreage divided each year during the same period and (c) the amount paid out for land in each of these years.

Following are the particulars requested:

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

Year

Total Intake from all sources

Area allotted

Purchase Money of Lands acquired or Purchased for Land Bonds/Cash.

(Acres)

(Acres)

£

1930-31

38,579

48,712

329,226

1931-32

26,442

32,851

283,830

1932-33

30,812

36,944

241,226

1933-34

15,465

39,824

96,464

1934-35

107,579

123,277

481,341

1935-36

110,310

110,619

720,588

1936-37

75,123

77,250

535,862

1937-38

87,498

63,302

617,827

1938-39

45,498

45,556

333,975

1939-40

41,481

41,472

236,334

1940-41

34,836

27,511

213,125

1941-42

17,665

23,322

90,106

1942-43

19,208

23,186

81,057

1943-44

13,758

13,963

72,257

1944-45

11,546

22,681

43,737

1945-46

9,920

14,750

24,423

1946-47

9,984

14,620

25,503

1947-48

13,877

12,615

73,496

1948-49

8,637

22,574

66,070

1949-50

36,467

29,348

220,880

1950-51

25,619

28,236

347,260

1951-52

22,792

22,478

368,873

1952-53

28,899

25,169

406,345

1953-54

26,694

32,387

341,416

1954-55

29,647

46,251

407,240

1955-56

31,560

35,362

546,146

1956-57

28,756

30,510

504,294

1957-58

27,963

29,718

567,801

1958-59

31,544

56,516

419,619

1959-60

29,503

39,602

601,019

1960-61

34,646

38,150

769,487

1961-62

29,507

38,691

683,164

1962-63

32,282

32,859

1,249,634

1963-64

37,127

35,548

1,441,629

1964-65

43,431

35,953

1,806,952

1965-66

38,475

50,946

1,737,191

1966-67

28,766

30,851

1,309,440

1967-68

33,978

28,517

1,857,669

1968-69

33,053

30,746

1,922,824

NOTES: (1) Column (2) refers to total intake by way of acquisition, purchase resumption and includes lands taken over by way of exchange, surrender etc.

(2) Column (4) refers to lands acquired purchased or resumed—there being no purchase money applicable to lands surrendered by way of exchange.