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First published:
23 March 2022
Last updated:


17 March 2022



ATISN 15775  - Request for Information.

Thank you for your request which I received on 10 December 2021.  You asked for the following information :

a) A list of multinational companies that have bought Welsh farmland.

b) The total number of non-Welsh companies that have bought Welsh farmland, and the number of Welsh companies that have done so.

c) How much Glastir funding has gone to individuals/companies not based in Wales?

d) Details of meetings/correspondence Ministers have had with companies based outside of Wales regarding Glastir including dates and individuals present.

Our response

The information you requested is as follows:

a) Information not held.

b) Information not held.

c) £4,418,527.68 of Glastir payments have been made to individuals/companies with a correspondence address outside Wales (addresses outside Wales’ relates to correspondence and trading addresses, excluding cross border farms or farms utilising a known woodland agent located outside of Wales).

d) Details of meetings/correspondence with Ministers is available here:

Next steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:

Information Rights Unit, 
Welsh Government,
Cathays Park, 
CF10 3NQ 

or Email:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.   

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 
SK9 5AF.

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely