§ Mr. Roderick
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has for the future of Chirk Castle, Clwyd.
§ Mr. John Morris
I have recently purchased Chirk Castle and part of the adjoining parkland with moneys made available from the National Land Fund. It will remain in my ownership for a period not exceeding three years, during which time certain essential repairs and adaptations will be undertaken. I shall then transfer the property to the National Trust, which in the meantime will act as my agents in the management of the castle and the parkland.