§ 28. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether the Land Settlement Bill will enable authorities in urban areas to acquire land for allotments pending such land being required for building; whether such allotments will be let at an agricultural rent; and, such being the case, whether he will take steps to secure that land acquired under the Defence of the Realm Act will be reacquired under the provisions of the Land Settlement Bill when passed?
§ Colonel SANDERS
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and the rent paid for the land will not take into consideration the value for building or industrial purposes, for which the owner can resume possession. As to the last part of the question, the Board will take steps, when the Land Settlement (Facilities) Bill becomes law to bring its provisions especially to the notice of the various allotment authorities, and urge them to make the fullest use of the powers entrusted to them.