§ The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Thomas Williams)
In 1947, 2,255 applications were received by county war agricultural executive committees in England and Wales, and 1,134 certificates were granted.
§ Mr. Williams
If the theory is that the granting of a certificate is a help towards getting possession, then the panel procedure now operating through county agricultural executive committees saved 50 per cent. of all those tenants who hitherto would have been turned out if certificates had been granted.
§ Mr. Stubbs
Can the Minister tell us the number of evictions arising out of these applications; and is he aware that so long as these evictions continue we shall never get the men back to the land to carry out his policy?