§ Mr. RILEY
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of persons who have undertaken to purchase their holdings, under the Small Holdings Act, 1926; the acreage of land involved; and the total purchase price?988W
The schemes submitted for approval under Section 2 of the Act include proposals for the provision and sale of 17 cottage holdings with a combined area of 12 acres. The annuities, payable for 60 years, amount in the aggregate to £313 3s. 2d. No prpposals have been submitted for the sale of small holdings, but councils are free to sell, subject to the restrictions contained in the Act, without the Minister's consent.