HC Deb 07 November 1918 vol 110 cc2303-4
73. Mr. WRIGHT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is now in a position to make a statement as to the removal of the embargo upon loans to county councils for the purpose of purchasing land for small holdings for occupation by discharged sailors and soldiers and other suitable persons?


This matter is under consideration, and I fear that I am not yet in a position to make any statement.

Colonel Sir H. GREENWOOD

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that up to the present, after four years of War, there are over 600,000 discharged sailors and soldiers and fewer than thirty have yet been settled on the land?


I am not aware of that, and I am sorry if it is so.

Major HUNT

Does the right hon. Gentleman know that the discharged soldier who has been an agriculturist cannot get a holding whatever he does, and what is going to be done about it?