HC Deb 12 April 1921 vol 140 cc956-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Development Commission have received a resolution from a congress of allotment holders held on 12th February last, calling for the complete withdrawal of all subsidies now paid to the Agricultural Organisation Society; and whether, seeing the allotment holders do not want these subsidies, he will take steps to give effect to the resolution?

Lieut.-Commander YOUNG

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As stated by my predecessor in reply to the hon. Member for Nottingham on the 23rd November last, no grants are now being made to the Agricultural Organisation Society for allotments work, but in the event of any application being received from the society in respect of the current year the resolution referred to will receive consideration.