§ Commander BETHELL (Yorkshire, E.R., Holderness)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether it is the case that agricultural land held under a lease may be compulsorily acquired for the purpose of providing allotments, except when the lease has been granted by the Crown; if there is any reason why Crown tenants, holding under a lease, should not be exposed, like all other tenants, to the inconvenience of being disturbed in their occupation for the purposes of "The Allotments Act, 1887;" if, in any future leases granted by the Crown, he will take care that power is reserved to withdraw land for the purpose of providing allotments; and, if, by so doing, there is any reason to suppose that the Crown, as landlord, would be prejudiced more than any other landlord?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
The Commissioners of Woods are advised that Crown lands may, with the consent of the Commissioners, be compulsorily taken for the purposes of the Allotments Act.
§ MR. JACKSON
What I said was that the Treasury are advised that the Crown land may, with the consent of the Commissioners, be taken under the Act.