HC Deb 23 July 1924 vol 176 c1328W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the recent National Congress of Allotment Holders at Sunderland passed a resolution calling for the provision of blocks of land adjacent to housing sites as permanent allotments, and that it should be made compulsory upon local authorities to reserve land for permanent allotments in any scheme under the Town Planning Acts, 1909 and 1919: and what action he proposes to take?


Land is frequently reserved for permanent allotments under town-planning schemes, and local authorities are encouraged to take this course. The question whether land should be so reserved in any particular scheme must, however, depend on the character of the area for which the scheme is prepared, and I do not think that reservation could properly be made compulsory in every scheme.