HC Deb 05 March 1952 vol 497 cc61-2W
Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Agriculture what stage has been reached by the Forestry Commission in

Water Supply Sewerage and sewage disposal
£ £
(1) Value of all rural schemes submitted for approval 64,955,000 49,268,000
(2) Value of schemes approved in principle but not yet authorised to go to tender 14,804,000 7,936,000
(3) Value of schemes authorised for commencement (completed and incompleted) 28,399,000 17,927,000
(4) Grants promised finally or conditionally under the Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage Acts, 1944 and 1951 11,242,000 8,177,000
(5) Portion of (4) paid to 31st January, 1952 2,737,000 2,019,000

its acquisition of land at Deri and Fochriw; and when it is proposed to commence planting on the land already acquired.

Sir T. Dugdale

The Forestry Commission have agreed terms for acquiring two properties. Groesfaen Isaf (93 acres) and Coed Cefn Bach (38 acres) in the vicinity of Deri. Neither transaction has yet been legally completed, and it has not been possible to commence planting. It is hoped to complete the transactions within the next few months, in time to start work next planting season.

The Commission have not yet been able to acquire any land in the neighbourhood of Fochriw, but they are making every effort to do so.