HC Deb 04 December 1930 vol 245 cc2392-3

asked the Minister of Agriculture what land has been acquired in Glamorgan for smallholdings and allotments under the Act of 1926; what number of people are employed on each holding and the price paid for such holdings; and will he consider giving an increased grant for necessitous areas?


I am informed that under the Act of 1926 the Glamorgan County Council have purchased 450 acres of land at a cost of£16,825, and have taken on lease 572 acres at an annual rental of£437. I am unable to state the number of persons employed, but the total number of tenants is 28. I have no power to increase the contribution towards losses on smallholdings provided by councils beyond the maximum of 75 per cent. authorised by the Act.