§ 47. Mr. RILEY
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many applications have been made to the Ministry from county councils for sanction to carry out schemes 557 for small holdings under the Small Holdings Act of 1926, the total acreage of the schemes, and the estimated cost?
Eight proposals for the acquisition of land and its equipment and adaptation for small holdings have been submitted to the Ministry under Section 2 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1926. The area involved is 774 acres and the estimated capital expenditure for purchase and equipment is £36,967.
In addition, 12 cases have been submitted under Sub-section (5) of Section 2, relating to the further equipment of land already acquired, the estimated cost of such further equipment being £7,563.
I am not certain how many of the applications have actually been passed, but I take it they are undergoing the ordinary process of examination and that they will all be passed.