§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will make a statement on the progress of the Land Authority for Wales since the Under-Secretary of State's reply to the hon. Member for Melton on 15 April 1981, Official Report, c. 174.443W
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
During 1981–82 the Land Authority acquired, or contracted to acquire, about 49 hectares—121 acres—of land and disposed of, or contracted to dispose of, about 66 hectares—163 acres—for residential, industrial and commercial purposes. Its land bank consists of about 546 hectares—1,349 acres. The authority is preparing, in consultation with local authorities and builders' organisations, a series of studies, county by county, of housing land availability; studies covering Clwyd, Gwent and South Glamorgan have been published so far.