HC Deb 18 April 1994 vol 241 cc383-4W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list all Forestry Commission land sold in Mid Glamorgan since 1 January 1991, giving the hectarage and the price paid per hectare; and what information he has on the current use of that land.

Mr. Redwood

The areas of forest land which have been sold by the Forestry Commission in Mid Glamorgan since 1 January 1991 are shown in the table. The price paid per hectare is given where the purchaser has agreed that such information can be made public. The Forestry Commission does not maintain records of the subsequent use of the woodlands it sells; however, woodland cannot normally be converted to another use without planning permission.

Name of Property Area (hectares) Price (£)Per hectare
Aberbargoed tip 21.00 22,400
Blaengarw (old tip) 67.80 600
Coed Cefn Rhychdir 23.00 1
Cors y Sarnau 15.70 1
Fochriw to Deri (main sewer improvement) 0.30 1,700
Llanbradach (colliery road) 0.01 50,000
Parc Cefn Machen (part) 0.10 1
Treherbert (land at) 4.00 1
Twyn Ifan Madoc 18.50 1
1 Not public information.

Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received on the closure of the Design Council in Wales; and what plans he has to ensure that industry in Wales continues to receive a design service.

Mr. Redwood

Various views have been expressed on the value of the Design Council in Wales. In recognition of the important role of good design, I am currently considering possible support measures.