§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales which publicly owned forests in Wales it is intended to sell to private enterprise.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
So far four blocks of woodland near Machynlleth totalling 178 hectares have been offered for sale in Wales under the new disposal powers contained in section 39 of the Forestry Act 1967 as amended by section 1 of the Forestry Act 1981. Details are available in the Library of the House, where the sales particulars of other significant areas will be lodged as they are put on the market. The selection of such areas of land and plantations for sale is the responsibility of the foresty commissioners.