HC Deb 20 February 1908 vol 184 c1009

To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether, in view of Subsection 4 of Section 39 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1907, the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries will make grants or advances to societies having for one of their objects the provision or profitable working of small holdings or allotments, in addition to grants made to such societies by county councils.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) The Board have no power to make grants or advances to societies of the character of those to which my hon. friend refers. They can only give financial assistance to societies having as their object, or one of their objects, the promotion of co-operation in connection with the cultivation of small holdings or allotments.