HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 cc1301-2W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, under the Agricultural Credits Bill, it is proposed to issue loans to smallholders for periods of 20 years so that they may pay off the present mortgage and acquire the land at a lower annual charge than they at present have to bear?


I regret that considerations of Parliamentary time have rendered it impossible up to the present to proceed with this Measure. The question of a suitable time for the introduction of a Bill is at present under consideration, but I fear it will not be possible to proceed with it during the Autumn Session.