HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 cc1197-8

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that during the three years and three months the Small Holdings and Allotments Act has been in operation the London County Council have not supplied any of the sixty approved applicants with land, either within or without the administrative county; and, if so, whether the Board of Agriculture now propose to exercise any of the powers vested in them to secure land?

Mr. GULLAND (Lord of the Treasury)

The number of applicants for Small Holdings approved by the London County Council is only twenty-three. There is practically no land available for Small Holdings in the county of London, and the Board are quite satisfied that the County Council are doing all they can to supply the unsatisfied demand. The council have provided over 1,200 persons with allotments.


Can my hon. Friend point to any single case in which anything has been done by the London County Council to provide these men with allotments?


Perhaps the hon. Member would give notice.


asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if he will grant the Return standing in the name of the hon. Member for Mid-Norfolk (Agricultural Labourers and Allotments)?


It is not possible to supply the information desired for reasons which I shall be happy to explain to the hon. Member if he will communicate with me. It will to some extent be given in the Annual Report, which is just going to press.

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