HC Deb 05 February 1996 vol 271 c59W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer of 17 January 1996 to the hon. Member for Vale of Glamorgan (Mr. Sweeney),Official Report, columns 624–25, (1) if he will set out the rights of those farmers not wishing to sell or lease their land to the Land Authority for Wales as compensatory feeding grounds for those lost behind the Cardiff bay barrage; [11906]

(2) if he will name each of the farms in the proposed compensation area east of the River Usk for the loss of inter-tidal feeding grounds at Cardiff bay; and whether they (a) have been bought by voluntary means, (b) are under negotiation for voluntary purchase, (c) are under negotiation for management agreement of (d) are expected to be bought by compulsory order; [11907]

(3) what estimate he has made of the length of time required to complete the arrangements for the setting up of the bird reserve east of the River Usk to compensate for the loss of feeding grounds at Cardiff bay on the basis of (a) voluntary purchase of the requisite farm, (b) management agreements with land owners and (c) compulsory purchase; and if he will make a statement. [11904]

Mr. Hague

[holding answer Thursday 25 January]: These are operational matters for the Cardiff Bay development corporation. The chief executive has replied and a copy of his letter has been placed in the Library of the House.