§ 50. Major Leighton
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the scheme for the provision of smallholdings by county councils can now be re-started and preference be given to applicants who are ex-Servicemen.
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for the Isle of Ely (Mr. de Rothschild) on 13th December last.
§ Major Leighton
Does the Minister realise that there are at present many ex-Servicemen who are fully equipped with the necessary capital? Could not arrangements be made or suggestions conveyed 1629 to the county councils who have smallholdings that they should give ex-Servicemen a preference?
The County Councils' Association have the matter under consideration. If they ask us for an interview, we shall, no doubt, be very glad to grant it.