§ MR. ESSEX (Gloucestershire, Cirencester)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade how many of the small holders recently announced by him as provided for in the county of Gloucester are ordinary tenants on privately-arranged holdings, and how many are tenants holding direct from the county council of Gloucestershire.
§ THE TREASURER OF THE HOUSEHOLD (Sir EDWARD STRACHEY,) Somersetshire, S.
Perhaps I may be allowed to answer this Question. Out of the seventy applicants for whom holdings have been provided, thirty hold from private landowners and forty are tenants of the county council.