HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 cc1198-9

asked who are the members of the Departmental Committee appointed to consider the effect upon farm tenants of the sale or devolution of agricultural estates; and whether the terms of reference are intended to cover such cases only as might prior to the decision in a recent county court action have been deemed to come within the provisions of Section 11 of the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1908, or whether they are intended to include the consideration of other questions relating to agricultural tenancies not raised in such action and outside the scope of the above section?


I am not in a position as yet to give the names of the members. The terms of reference which I have already announced are of a general character and are not limited to questions within the scope of the enactment to which the hon. Member refers.


Why, as the whole Committee has been appointed—and I happen to know it has been—have the names not been disclosed to this House?


I am sorry I do not happen to know. Perhaps the hon. Member will kindly put a question down.