§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether his attention has boon drawn to the recent enclosure of part of Marley†See col.617.706 Common, situate near Haslemere; whether the consent of the Board of Agriculture, in accordance with the provisions of The Law of Commons Amendment Act, 1893, or of The Copyhold Act, 1894, or otherwise, is required for such enclosure; and whether the consent of of the Board has been given.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somerset, S.)
Our attention has been drawn to the recent enclosure of part of Marley Common, but the Board have no information as to whether the land in question is common land, and they cannot, therefore, express any opinion as to whether their consent is required for the enclosure. No application has been made to the Board on the subject. I may add that under Section 26 of the Local Government Act, 1894, a district council may, under certain conditions, assist in the maintenance of rights of common and if necessary institute legal proceedings for the purpose.