HC Deb 03 November 1909 vol 12 c1969W

asked the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he will give particulars of the amount and situation of all the land in the northern division of Dorset hired or purchased by the Dorset County Council for the purpose of small holdings and let to individual small holders or associations, distinguishing between the two?


The county council have acquired 837 acres to be let to individual tenants in the parishes of Winterborne Zelston, Pimperne, Manston, Stalbridge, and Kington Magna; and they are negotiating for another 30 acres at Gillingham. They are also negotiating for two farms comprising 265 acres to be let to associations at Marnhull and East Stour, and they are endeavouring to obtain land for the Sturminster Newton Association.