Lieut.-Colonel SPENDER CLAY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture how many ex-members of His Majesty's Forces have applied for land, under the Land Settlement Act or otherwise, in the county of Kent; how many acres have been purchased by the county council; and how many men have been provided with land up to the present date?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
1,131 ex-Service men have applied to the Kent County Council for 23,064 acres. The area acquired by the council up to the present is 1,441 acres. Twenty-eight ex-Service men have been provided with land. The Kent County Council have met with special difficulties in the acquisition of suitable land for settlement owing to the exceptionally high value attaching to most of the land offered, due lo the demand for residential purposes.