§ 30. Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the total acreage of farms administered by the Crown Lands Commissioners which are at present without tenants, and over what counties this acreage is distributed?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Elliot)
Including certain holdings which are likely soon to be let as a result of negotiations now proceeding, the total area of the farms now in hand is approximately 9,300 acres, distributed over the Kesteven Division of Lincolnshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the counties of Bucks, Kent and Leicester.
§ 33. Mr. SERVINGTON SAVERY
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will state the number of Crown farms in Holderness which are now without tenants; and what steps are being taken to secure suitable farmers to work them?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
Seven Crown farms in Holderness are at present without tenants and are being farmed by managers appointed by the Commissioners of Crown Lands. The farms, which are mostly large arable farms requiring a considerable amount of capital, are being advertised in the papers, and all the usual steps have been taken to bring them to the notice of possible applicants. Negotiations are now taking place for the letting of one of the farms.