HC Deb 19 November 1931 vol 259 cc994-5

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the representations of the National Allotments Society to the effect that in computing the means of those applying for unemployment benefit the value of crops grown on their allotment gardens should not be taken into account; and what action he intends to take in this connection in consideration of the need of giving every possible encouragement to the allotment movement?


I have no power to issue instructions to local authorities in this matter, but I have no reason to doubt that authorities will deal with applicants for transitional payments who are cultivating allotments for the use of their own households with a full apprecia- tion of the national importance of encouraging such cultivation.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say what the Government intend to do about the iniquitous Land Values Tax passed by the last Government?