HC Deb 23 June 1949 vol 466 cc446-7
47. Major Tufton Beamish

asked the Minister of Agriculture what demands he has received from bodies representative of agricultural interests that the land should be nationalised in accordance with long-standing promises; and what detailed consideration he has given to this question.

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Thomas Williams)

I have received no such demands.

Major Beamish

Is the Minister aware that his recent statement that in the unlikely event of the Socialist Party winning the next Election they will not proceed with the nationalisation of land, has given great satisfaction to all sections of the rural community?