§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects an access agreement to the 116W Nantlle Ridge in Snowdonia to be completed.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
Access agreements to the Nantlle Ridge are primarily the responsibility of Gwynedd county council, which has been negotiating with tenants of agricultural holdings within my right hon. Friend's ownership. Three holdings, known as Drws-y-Coed Isaf, Talymignedd Uchaf and Drws-y-Coed Uchaf, are affected and I understand that agreement has been reached on the areas of land to be included and the means of access thereto. Negotiations are proceeding on the valuation of the consideration payment and access agreements are expected to be concluded later this year.