HC Deb 02 July 1908 vol 191 c971
MR. RENDALL (Gloucestershire, Thornbury)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether a county council having applications for 200 acres of land in one place under the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, and having a suitable farm of, say 280 acres offered to it, is precluded by the Act from taking such farm, even though there be no difficulty in letting off the 80 acres not applied for to another tenant.


A council is not precluded by the Act from acquiring an area in excess of that for which they have received applications.