HC Deb 16 December 1954 vol 535 c184W
Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture to give the number of land commissioners and committee land agents who are employed in Wales; how many have a knowledge of the Welsh language; and which counties are covered by Welsh-speaking officers.

Mr. Amory

There are seven land commissioners and 13 committee land agents employed in Wales. Of these three land commissioners and six committee land agents have a knowledge of the Welsh language.

In the counties of Anglesey, Cardigan, Caernarvon, Denbigh and Merioneth the committee land agents are all Welsh-speaking. Of the remaining counties, Brecon, Carmarthen, Montgomery and Pembroke have officers on the land agents' staff with knowledge of Welsh.