§ Mr. William Edwards
asked the Minister of State for Defence what steps have been taken to dispose of Tonfannau Camp; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Blaker
Tonfannau Camp and associated sites were declared redundant in September 1970. Merioneth County Council was interested in acquiring the camp but disposal had to be deferred, firstly because of a possible Home Office requirement, since withdrawn, and more recently because the camp was used to accommodate Asian refugees from Uganda. The camp was vacated on 27th February 1973 and discussions resumed with the county council, but part of the camp may have to be retained for a new Service requirement.215W
Apart from the camp, 52 houses and about 340 acres of undeveloped land are also for disposal. Negotiations are proceeding with Towyn Urban District Council for the sale of the houses and the undeveloped land is being considered for sale to former owners.