HC Deb 30 March 1933 vol 276 cc1176-7

asked the Minister of Agriculture the reason why the name and locality of the holding is omitted from advertisements of Crown-land farms to let; and whether he will arrange for advertisements to be drafted more specifically in order that fewer farms may remain unlet on the Crown lands?


The wording of advertisements of farms to let on the Crown Estates is left to the discretion of the Crown Surveyors, who have a very wide experience in these matters. They inform me that they generally omit from advertisements the name and precise locality of a farm to let, because if a farm is repeatedly advertised with these particulars stated it is apt to make a bad impression on the minds of possible applicants. I have no reason to believe that an alteration of this practice would have the effect which my hon. Friend anticipates.


Is it the case that Crown-land farms are repeatedly advertised to let?


As is the case with any other estate, some farms have to be repeatedly advertised and some are let straight away.