§ Mr. PETO
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether it is intended that poor rate shall be levied on that portion of any agricultural holding which is in military occupation and thereby rendered unfit for agricultural purposes, and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
Assuming that the military occupation is of a temporary character the matter seems to be one for agreement between the rateable occupier and the War Office. I have no power to take any action with respect to it.