HC Deb 06 February 1913 vol 48 cc62-3W

asked the President. of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the rents which are asked for small holdings purchased and let on I an annual tenancy by the county councils of England, he will make inquiries as to the rents paid for similar small holdings in Scotland let with fixity of tenure under the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act?


The majority of small holdings in England are very different in character from those in Scotland, and I do not think that any useful information would result from the inquiry suggested by my hon. Friend. I would remind him that county councils in England are always willing to let small holdings on leases if the tenants wish.