HC Deb 17 November 1908 vol 196 c1022
MR. BRODIE (Surrey, Reigate)

To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether the Board has received a Memorandum from Mr. C. A. Fane relating to the position of affairs at Oxted, in Surrey; whether he is aware that two members of the Oxted Land Club each applied for an acre of land to the Surrey County Council, that the council kept the application for ten months and subsequently referred the men to the Oxted Parish Council, and that the parish council informed them that there was no land available nearer than Oxted village, which is a mile and a half away from the hamlet in which they live; whether, in view of the fact that the applicants have now asked for more than 1 acre of land, the Board will instruct the Surrey County Council to deal with their application and provide them with land in the neighbourhood where they live; and whether there is suitable land available in that neighbourhood.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) We received the Memorandum a few days ago and are inquiring into the matter. I will communicate the result of the inquiry to my hon. friend.