HC Deb 04 December 1952 vol 508 cc1734-5
12. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture to amend the Agriculture Act, 1947, to bring it into line with Britain's undertaking given in the Declaration of Human Rights at the Assembly of the United Nations on 10th December, 1948, which states that no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Sir T. Dugdale

I am advised that the Agriculture Act, 1947, in no way conflicts with the Declaration of Human Rights of 10th December, 1948.

Sir W. Smithers

Does not my right hon. Friend realise that a Conservative Minister still wields what are, in effect, dictatorial powers, against which there is no appeal to an English judge and jury? Does he also realise that we shall continue our protests until such time as the historic rights of free Englishmen are restored to dispossessed farmers?