§ 67. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many urban authorities have at present allotment committees, and in how many urban districts, municipalities and county boroughs the number of allotments obtained under any Act of Parliament exceed 500 in number?
The number of local authorities who are required under Section 14 of the Allotments Act, 1922, to establish an allotments committee unless exempted under that Section is 519. The committees actually set up by these authorities number 468. I regret I have no information as to the number of allotments committees established by authorities who come outside the scope of the section referred to. As regards the last part of the right hon. and gallant Member's question, it has been ascertained from the returns furnished by local authorities under Section 59 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1908, that at the end of 1924 there were 211 urban areas in which the allotments provided by councils under the Allotments Acts exceeded 500 in number. I may add that of these 211 areas, 203 come within the scope of Section 14 of the 1922 Act. I regret that I have no information as to the number of allotments provided by local authorities otherwise than under the Allotments Acts.