HC Deb 30 January 1913 vol 47 c1510
81. Mr. BECK

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that six men, residing in the parish of Wickham. St. Paul, have applied to the Essex County Council for land under the Small Holdings Act; that in spite of the fact that these men have been approved as thoroughly competent, respectable, and suitable persons, and have waited with patience for a long period, there appears no prospect of their obtaining land; and will he say what steps the Board of Agriculture propose to take in order to remedy this state of affairs?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)

I am informed that the six approved applicants for small holdings in the parish of Wickham St. Paul were provided with land in the year 1910. Four of the six subsequently applied for additional land, and the applications were approved in May last year. The Small Holdings Commissioner for the district is in communication with the county council on the subject.