HC Deb 24 January 1994 vol 236 c70W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement regarding the future of county council smallholdings in Wales.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Subject to the provisions of the Agriculture Act 1970, it is for county councils in Wales to manage and run their smallholdings. The Local Government (Wales) Bill will transfer these functions to the new unitary authorities.