HC Deb 28 July 1908 vol 193 cc1183-4

To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether his attention has been directed to the case of Mr. David Nicholls, against whom an eviction warrant was made by a bench of magistrates sitting at Tonbridge on the 20th instant, upon the application of Nicholls' landlord, the reason alleged being that Nicholls has applied for land under the Small Holdings Act; and whether he proposes taking any action in the matter; and, if so, what.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) The attention of the President of the Board has been drawn to the case to which my hon. friend refers. It is a matter of very great regret to him that he has no power to take any action in the matter.