HC Deb 21 June 1888 vol 327 cc794-5
MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether in the Rules submitted by the Banbury Board of Guardians for approval under "The Labourers' Allotments Act, 1887," there is one obliging the tenants of allotments to cultivate by spade labour only, and prohibiting the use of the plough; and, whether the Local Government Board have approved such Rule?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

The Banbury Rural Sanitary Authority submitted to the Local Government Board a draft of Regulations which had been prepared by them with regard to allotments, and one of the proposed Regulations was that a person to whom an allotment is let shall cultivate the same by spade husbandry only. The Board, in returning the draft, raised no objection to this proposed Regulation. It is one which they believe is very usually adopted in agreements for the letting of allotments. The Regulations have not been formally approved by the Board. In the first instance, they have to be deposited for the inspection of the ratepayers; and if any persons locally interested think it desirable to make any objections to the Board with reference to the Rule in question they will be considered by the Board before the Regulations are approved by them.