§ MR. MORRELL
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether the Board, in the case of any county as to which the Commissioners report that a demand exists but that the council of that county has not yet fixed a date for the preparation of a scheme dealing with the applications then received, will consider the advisability of at once requiring the council, under Clause 3 of the Act, to prepare a scheme, so that the actual acquisition of the land may not be indefinitely delayed.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY
In the case of any unreasonable delay on the part of a county council in the preparation of a scheme, action will be taken on the lines suggested.