§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish details of each sale made by the Forestry Commission in Wales since 1980, together with the total sum raised.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
It is assumed that the hon. Member wishes to be provided with details of sales under the Forestry Act 1981, which came into force on 27 July 1981. I have asked the commission to send the hon. Member a list of plantations and areas of plantable land that had been sold in Wales up to 21 January 1983, the latest date for which details are available. Information on individual sales of other real assets, such as residential properites, is not available centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate expense.
Between 27 July 1981 and 21 January 1983, the commission received a total of £2.7 million from sales of real property of all types in Wales.