HC Deb 15 March 1910 vol 15 cc175-6

asked whether Cwmcynnon farm, in the parish of Llandissiliogogo, proposed to be purchased compulsorily by the Cardiganshire County Council under the Small Holdings Act, 1908, constitutes 43 per cent, of the owners' holding of land; whether, in view of Section 43 (2) of the Act, the Department proposed to sanction the compulsory purchase by this county council of so large a proportion of one owner's or occupier's holding; whether the price this land fetched recently at public auction and the owner's subsequent outlay upon repairs and improvements would be taken into consideration in assessing the sum to be paid for compulsory purchase by the county council; and whether any compensation would be paid to the occupier for compulsory disturbance?


The Board held a public inquiry into this matter, and after carefully considering all the circumstances of the case confirmed the order for compulsory purchase on the 9th November last. The price to be paid for the land will be fixed by an arbitrator who will take all the facts of the case into account. The tenant, who was under notice to quit from the owner, will be compensated in respect of any unexpired interest in the tenancy of the land acquired.


In view of the fact that there is agreement on both sides of the House with regard to the desirability of providing compensation in such cases, can the Government see their way to introduce some non-contentious measure this Session dealing with the matter?


That only applies to the case of the sitting tenant when the sitting tenant is given notice by the owner.


What is the name of the parish where this farm is situated?