HC Deb 12 March 1923 vol 161 cc1064-5W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will explain the grounds on which the much greater amount of assistance from public funds is given to the National Federation of Women's Institutes than to the Village Clubs Associations?


Parliament has confided to the Development Commission the discretion of dealing with applications submitted to them subject to the approval of the Treasury. I am therefore not in a position to deal with this question.

1914. 1922.
Number Number
Above 1 acres and not exceeding 5 acres 12,596 10,699
Above 5 acres and not exceeding 20 acres 14,975 16,319
Above 20 acres and not exceeding 50 acres 8,071 11,461
Above 50 acres and not exceeding 100 acres 5,624 9,709
Above 100 acres and not exceeding 150 acres 2,754 5,373
Above 150 acres and not exceeding 300 acres 3,322 6,468
above 300 acres 1,862 2,651
Total 49,204 62,680

A holding is taken to be mainly owned by the occupier when the area owned by him is more than half the total area of the holding.