HC Deb 30 June 1920 vol 131 cc457-8W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture (1) whether his attention has been drawn to recent claims for small holdings and allotments from the borough of Godmanchester; and what steps the Huntingdonshire County Council are taking in the matter;

(2) whether his attention has been drawn to the claims of some recently returned ex-soldiers in the parishes of Warboys and Stilton for land under the Land Settlement Act; what chance these men have of obtaining this land this year; and whether he can secure an undertaking from the Huntingdonshire County Council to get them settled by Michaelmas?


My attention has not previously been called to the case of the particular applicants referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend, but I will have inquiry made, and will inform him of the result. I am satisfied that the County Council are taking all possible steps to settle their ex-service applicants at the earliest possible date, but, in view of the large demand, it is not possible to give any guarantee that holdings can be provided for all of them by Michaelmas next.