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Weather reporter Siân Lloyd backs petition demanding control of Crown Estate profit

24 Jan 2022 2 minute read
Sian Lloyd. Picture by Jonathan Ashman (CC BY 3.0).

Weather reporter Siân Lloyd has backed a petition which demands that control of royal profits from the £500m Crown Estate are transferred to Wales.

The well-known TV presenter, who has worked for both ITV and S4C, urged people to sign the petition, which now had almost 7,000 signatures, when she shared it in a post on social media.

The UK Government has repeatedly refused to devolve power over the Crown Estate assets in Wales to the Senedd, despite having given control over its holdings in Scotland to the Scottish Parliament.

The Crown Estate is a collection of lands and holdings in the United Kingdom belonging to the British monarch. It holds the rights to seabeds around the British Isles.

However, powers over the management of Crown Estate in Wales are still held in Westminster, and the revenues go directly to the UK Government’s Treasury.

The value of the Crown Estate Wales’ renewable assets grew from £49.2m in 2020 to £549.1m in 2021.

‘Works well.”

Simon Hart said: “The relationship that the Crown Estate enjoys with the UK Government, the Welsh Government and stakeholders works very well.

“I do not think there is any public interest or appetite for altering the terms of that arrangement.”

The petition says: “The Crown Estate, which holds the rights to seabeds around the British Isles, is a collection of lands and holdings in the United Kingdom belonging to the British monarch.

“However, powers over the management of Crown Estate in Wales are still held in Westminster, and the revenues proceed directly to the UK Government’s Treasury. Control of the crown estate has been already been transferred over to the Scottish Government back in 2016.

“The value of the Crown Estate Wales’ renewable assets grew from £49.2m in 2020 to £549.1m in 2021.

“This is money that would enable Wales to build and develop our own Welsh renewable energy industry rather than selling off our assets to the highest foreign bidder.

“Remember this has already happened in Scotland why are we treated differently?”


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Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
6 months ago

Sadly, these petitions rarely work these days, they just get ignored, just like the 30k petition regarding the severn bridge. There is only way to accomplish control over the Crown estate and that is through independence.

Malcolmrj
Malcolmrj
6 months ago

Well done 👍 Sian we in Wales need people like you too stand up for the Welsh people we have been robbed of our massive natural resources for hundreds of years in Wales and it’s still going on with our water and wind resources what’s the difference between Scotland and Ireland who keep the money from the crown estate our MPS FROM WALES should start standing up for WALES

Iolo Morganwg
Iolo Morganwg
6 months ago
Reply to  Malcolmrj

And yet the greatest Welsh speaking city that ever existed was in England with 100 plus Welsh speaking chapels.

Iolo Morganwg
Iolo Morganwg
6 months ago
Reply to  Iolo Morganwg

LERPWL even had a Welsh speaking department store. And Oh so many branches of the Urdd.

Andrew
Andrew
6 months ago

Good one Sian. Many Welsh celebs and T.V. personalities are now willing to stick their heads above the parapet to highlight stuff that bypasses the attention of most . More please. Shame Tom Jones doesn’t support independence.

Y derlwyn
Y derlwyn
6 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Welsh celebs who made their mark in England. The ultimate goal of Welsh celebs except for a Ryan.

Grayham Jones
6 months ago

Good on Siân

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
6 months ago

Well said Sian. Our coasts, our land, our estates!

Aled Rees
Aled Rees
6 months ago

Da iawn Siani.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
6 months ago

Donate her income to what, exactly?

R W
R W
6 months ago

What a ridiculous comment! This isn’t a story about giving to charity.

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