22. Dr. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total amount of funding proposed for national parks for 1991–92; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
The total approved expenditure for the three national parks in Wales for the financial year 1991–92 is £5,085,334 of which the Welsh Office will pay £3,814,000 (75 per cent.) by way of national parks supplementary grant and the balance will be met by the relevant county councils. This represents an 11.2 per cent. increase in provision on 1990–91. Since 1982–83 NPSG has increased in Wales in real terms by 37 per cent. a significant increase and evidence of the Government's support for the national parks.