§ 36. Major CARVER
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give particulars of the proposals submitted to him by the East Riding County Council under the 23 Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1926; what modifications he made when approving such proposals; and the reasons for such modifications?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Guinness)
The council proposed to purchase 26frac34; acres of land (mostly arable), situated four miles from Selby; to expend £125 on the repair of existing farm buildings, and £725 on the provision of a new house; and to let the property in one holding to a resident tenant at a rent of £80 per annum. As the land in question is suitable and well-situated for intensive cultivation, the Ministry's technical advisers suggested to the county council that it should be sub-divided into four small holdings and let to suitable tenants living in the neighbourhood. This suggestion was accepted by the county council. The estimated loss on the scheme was thereby reduced from £59 per annum to £24 per annum.