§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Minister of Agriculture to what cause he attributes the loss of £4,028 on the Burley Lodge Farm during the period 5th April, 1919, to 18th May, 1922?
§ Mr. BUXTON
This farm fell into a bad state of cultivation during the War, and, on the suggestion of the War Agricultural Executive Committee, the Commissioners of Woods determined the tenancy at 5th April, 1919, and took the farm in hand. A large expenditure was necessarily incurred in restocking the farm and bringing it into a proper state of cultivation. The loss of £4,028 is attributable to the abnormally heavy fall in prices between April, 1919, and May, 1922. The loss, 2783W however, is to some extent compensated by the increased rent since obtained for the farm being now approximately £100 more than the rent under the previous tenancy.