HC Deb 23 February 1973 vol 851 cc226-7W
Mr. William Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many redundant coastal defence establishments have been sold following the Nature Conservancy conference; if he will take steps to offer Tonfannau Camp, Merioneth, to the local authority; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Channon

Following the third Conference of the Countryside in 1970 and the consequent setting up of the Nugent Committee to look into land holdings of the Ministry of Defence, some 16 miles of coastline land involving the whole or parts of 18 defence establishments have been or are being disposed of as an immediate measure. The report of the committee may be expected in the near future.