§ MR. NICHOLLS (Northamptonshire, N.)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he has received any communication from applicants for small holdings at Coates, Cambridgeshire, complaining "that the Isle of Ely County Council have mot taken steps to provide them land, although the men have sent repeated applications since last January; that recently the small holdings committee have refused to recognise the applications from the Co-operative Small Holdings Association; if he has been asked to send an inspector to Coates to make inquiry into the case; have the applicants urged the Board to exercise their powers under the Act to acquire land for these men; and what steps do the Department intend to take in the matter.
§ THE TREASURER OF THE HOUSEHOLD (Sir EDWARD STRACHEY,) Somersetshire, S.
The facts are as stated, and the Board are in communication with the county council on the subject.