HC Deb 23 November 1908 vol 196 c1748
MR. NEWNES (Nottinghamshire, Bassetlaw)

To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether his attention has been called to the fact that in the County of Notts 225 applications have been made under the Small Holdings Act, 1907; that of these 65 have been approved; whether any applicants have yet been provided for by the council; and whether any land has yet been acquired.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) The reply to the first and second parts of the Question is in the affirmative. No applicants have as yet been provided with land, but the Board have approved the purchase of 99 acres at Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, and the council are in negotiation for various other farms in different parts of the county.