HC Deb 20 July 1909 vol 8 c263

asked, in the case of 319 acres of land in South Berks offered by the county council to applicants for small holdings and declined by them, in what parishes the land was situate; what rent was asked per acre; and on what grounds the applicants declined to accept the land?


The information for which my hon. Friend asks is as follows:—

Parish. Acreage offered. Rent per acre.
Chieveley 84 5/- per acre in excess of what it would cost the council to lease it.
Kintbury (with cottage) 17 32/-.
Kintbury 6 28/-.
Hampstead Marshall 20 39/6 and interest on outlay on fencing.
Speen 59 46/- arable. 57/6 pasture.
Winterbourne 133 25/- to 26/-.

In some cases the land was refused as being unsuitable; in others because the rent was considered too high.