HC Deb 24 March 1919 vol 114 cc52-3W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether the Board is prepared to take steps to ensure security of tenure for allotment cultivators by taking full advantage of the Defence of the Realm (Acquisition of Land) Act, 1916, or alternately to introduce legislation enabling local authorities themselves to acquire land for allotment purposes on reasonable terms, and authorising the Board of Agriculture to make Grants-in-Aid to such authorities in necessitous cases?


The Board, as I have stated on previous occasions, propose to avail themselves of the powers of the Act mentioned in the question to secure to allotment holders continued occupation of the land. With regard to the latter part of the question I must ask my hon. Friend to await the introduction of the Land Settlement Bill.

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