§ Mr. ROWLANDS
asked the hon. Member for South Somerset whether he can state the number of approved applicants for small holdings and allotments in Orpington and the acreage applied for; whether the Kent County Council have yet been able to acquire any land for the purpose of supplying this demand; whether the ten acres to be acquired for allotments have been supplied to the parish council; and, if not, will the Board of Agriculture take immediate action to acquire suitable land for these applicants?
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
Two applications for small holdings for 35 acres have been approved, but the county council have not yet been able to acquire the necessary land to satisfy the demand. In regard to 608 allotments, the parish council were offered f on 26th June the tenancy of 10 acres which adjoin the particular land for which the council asked. No reply to this offer has been received from the parish council.