HC Deb 31 October 1932 vol 269 c1425

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in order to increase employment, and in view of the present cheapness of land, livestock, and money, he will consult with the building societies and similar organisations as to the feasibility of financing without Government subsidy an agricultural mortgage bank or a comprehensive scheme of land settlement for those who desire to purchase or equip small holdings by instalments?


I regret that I cannot see my way to adopt my Noble Friend's suggestion. I cannot, within the limits of an answer to a question, enter into the various considerations involved, but I shall be pleased, if my Noble Friend so desires, to discuss them with him.

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