HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 c435

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his Department have received any gifts of land under the Sailors and Soldiers (Gifts for Land Settlement) Act; and whether he will take steps to make the provisions of the Act more widely known?


The only gift received at present is one of 300 acres in Herefordshire, and I had the pleasure the other day of visiting this estate and accepting this gift on behalf of the Government. It will make five or six excellent small holdings for discharged soldiers. With regard to the latter part of the question, the matter has already been referred to in the Press, but I will see if further publicity cannot be given, with a view to encouraging other landowners to make similar gifts.

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