MR. LEVY LEVER
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he is aware that a notice has been issued by the parish council of Birch, near Colchester, Essex, stating that applications for small holdings in the parish of Birch must be made to the clerk of the parish council on or before 16th March, 1908; and whether, in view of the provisions of The Small Holdings Act 1907, he will take steps to prevent the issue of such notices.
§ MR. J. H. LEWIS (; for Sir EDWARD STRACHEY) Flintshire
The Board were not aware of the notice until their attention was directed to it by my hon. friend. They will make inquiry into the matter, and communicate the result to him.