HC Deb 13 March 1918 vol 104 cc299-300

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that eighty allotment holders, each having from 20 to 40 poles of land in the town of Bedford, are to have their allotments taken from them, and that the land is to be used as sites for factories; whether he is aware that this land is in a high state of cultivation after being worked and tilled by hand labour for twenty-five years, and that there is other land equally suitable for factory sites but entirely unsuitable for food production; and whether, in view of the food situation in the country, he will cause immediate inquiry to be made?


I am obliged to the hon. Member for drawing my attention to this matter, and I have given instructions that immediate inquiries are to be made and will inform the hon. Member of the result. The Board had received no previous intimation on the subject.

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