HC Deb 20 October 1908 vol 194 c921
MR. R. HARCOURT (Montrose Burghs)

To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he can state the acreage of land actually acquired or in process of acquirement under the Small Holdings and Allotments Act by the county councils of England and Wales, severally.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) Numerous negotiations for the acquisition of land are going on of which we are not fully informed, and it is not possible therefore to give accurate information under this head. But some 12,000 acres have actually been acquired, about 600 acres of which are in Wales and the remainder in England.