§ MR. ROWLANDS (Kent, Dartford)
To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, how many applications under the Small Holdings Act, 1907, have been applied for in the county of Kent; the amount of land asked for; the amount of land which has been obtained; the number of persons whose applications have been supplied; and in what parts of the county is the land situated.
(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) The information for which my hon. friend asks is as follows: Number of applications received, 714 (53 of which have not yet been dealt with); acreage applied for, 9,648 (including 591 acres asked for by the 53 applicants referred to above); amount of land acquired, 495 acre 3 roods 12 poles; number of persons whose applications have been supplied, 31 by the council, 12 applicants have been supplied with 114 acres direct by private landowners; situation of land acquired, 34¾ acres at Capel, 69½ acres at Hawkhurst, 10¾ acres at Marden, 27½ acres at Sborne, 7 acres at Bilsington, 128¾ acres at Bredhurst, 133¾ acres at Applegore, 30¾ acres at Sandwich, 28¾ acres at Nettle-stead.