HC Deb 23 July 1986 vol 102 cc227-8W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will consider introducing legislation giving the Welsh Development Agency similar powers and responsibilities in the field of economic and social development as those at present enjoyed by Mid-Wales Development.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

I have no plans to introduce legislation extending the range of the Welsh Development Agency's activities.

Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate of income for the Welsh Development Agency has been made by his Department arising out of the sale of assets during the current financial year; and what estimates have been made for such income for the next three years.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The target level of receipts from the sale of agency assets in the current financial year is £15 million. Sales targets for later years have yet to be determined.