§ Mr. C. WHITE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in the case of a farm sold on 23rd July last, and the tenant having received since then notice to quit in March next from the vendor, whether the tenant will be compelled to give up the tenancy in accordance with the notice; and, if so, whether the legislation promised by the Prime Minister to the agriculturists is intended to be retrospective so As to cover such a case as this?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The notice referred to, having been given after the date of the contract for sale, is not affected by the Agricultural Land Sales (Restriction of Notices to Quit) Act. I am not prepared to state whether the proposed land legislation will be retrospective.