HC Deb 19 July 1926 vol 198 c906W

asked the Minister of Agriculture the difference in the rent per acre of the land let direct by the Crown or Crown agents and the same kind of land let by the county council to smallholders in the Kesteven part of Lincolnshire?


The rent of Crown land let to smallholders in Kesteven varies between 30s. and 50s. per acre, according to the quality of the land and the equipment provided. The average rent of small holdings let by the county council is rather less than 45s. per acre, but it is impossible, without a detailed inspection and survey, to make any useful comparison between these figures.