HC Deb 13 July 1882 vol 272 cc279-80

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If his attention has been called to the working of the Land Law Act, in respect of holdings adjoining or near villages or small places, and to the manner in which such holdings have been excluded from the benefits of the Act by being improperly designated "town parks;" and, whether the Government intend to propose any amendment of the Land Law Act as regards holdings of this description?


With regard to this matter, I am assured that not very many cases have come before the Sub-Commissioners, and that in fewer still of these had the applicants been excluded from the benefits of the Land Act. The general practice has been not to exclude them unless it was held that the holdings were enjoyed for the convenience of residence in an adjoining town, and not for the ordinary purposes of farming.