HC Deb 20 June 1917 vol 94 c1785
90. Mr. FIELD

asked the Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that unless provision is made for transferring the cultivation of plots now situated on land to be built on, much dissatisfaction and diminution of food supplies will arise; whether, as it is desirable to utilise idle land and labour, he will at once take measures to extend the Allotments Act to Ireland; and whether he is aware that, unless compulsory power is given to local authorities to obtain land, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to meet the demands of those town labourers anxious to provide food for their families?


I cannot add anything to the answers I gave to the hon. Member on Wednesday and Monday last.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of extending the Allotments Act?


I do not lose sight of the matter, but unless a distinct occasion arises for making a proposal for legislation I shall not make any.

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