HC Deb 25 October 1909 vol 12 cc812-3W

asked the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he is aware that inconvenience is caused as to the letting of small holdings owing to the lack of housing accommodation on many of the holdings provided; and, if so, can he state whether it is the intention of the Government to so amend the Small Holdings and Allotments Act as to enable county councils to provide housing accommodation on such allotments where a deficiency may exist?


These questions were very fully discussed when the Small Holdings and Allotments Act, 1907, was under consideration, and it was provided that a county council may erect such buildings as in their opinion are required for the due occupation of a small holding. Similar provision was made in the case of allotments of not less than one acre. There is no present intention of proposing any modification of the Act in these respects.