§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what central and local government contributions were made towards the cost of fencing the east side of the A470 for 2,500 metres south of Pont-Ar-Daf; what contribution was made by commoners; and what area of common land is separated from the trunk road by that fence.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
Approximately 873 metres is snow fencing erected from central Government funds in 1953 and now maintained by the Welsh Office. A 50 per cent. agricultural grant was given towards the cost incurred by the commoners in erecting a further 915 357W metres of the fencing. My hon. Friend will need to contact Powys county council for information on local government contributions which may have been made. No information is available on the area of common land separated from the trunk road by the fencing though the common is said to be approximately 10,226 acres in size.