HC Deb 07 November 1921 vol 148 cc68-9W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any and, if so, what portion of the Pembrey Farm Settlement has been sold and at what price; how many small holdings have been created on the estate; the number of ex-soldiers now settled there; the total cost of the scheme from November, 1917, to date: and whether the Ministry has come to any decision as to the future policy with regard to the settlement?


849½ acres of the Pembrey Farm Settlement have been or are being sold for £11,260. Four smallholdings have been created for ex-service men, while 18 other ex-service men have been settled on the farm. The total capital expenditure by the Ministry up to 30th September last was £61,985. The question of the future of the settlement is at present under consideration by the Departmental Committee appointed on 13th May, 1920, whose preliminary Report was presented to Parliament as Cmd. 851.