§ Mr. T. W. Jones
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, whether he will make a statement regarding the sale of the Glanllyn estate, Merionethshire.
§ Mr. Soames
I told the House on 9th February, 1961, that I had decided, after consulting the Minister for Welsh Affairs, that the Glanllyn Estate should be sold with first offer of the area in agriculture, comprising about 34,000 acres, to the tenants collectively. In August, 1962, my Ministry reached agreement, subject to contract, for sale to Glanllyn Limited, which is the Consortium of the Tenants. I am happy to be able to report that the sale of the property to the consortium was completed yesterday.