§ 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 reply by the former Under-Secretary of State to the hon. Member for Melton on 15 July 1982, Official Report, c. 442–3.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
During 1982–83 the Land Authority acquired about 24 hectares—58 acres—of land and disposed of about 125 hectares—310 acres — for residential, industrial and commercial purposes. Its land bank consists of about 445 hectares —1,099 acres. The authority has published housing land availability studies for the counties of Dyfed and Mid and West Glamorgan, as well as the first review of the Clwyd study.