HC Deb 16 February 1939 vol 343 c1934W
Mr. Trevor Cox

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he proposes to take any action with regard to the further development of the allotment system as this has brought so many advantages to unemployed persons in the past in this country?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

As I indicated in my reply to the hon. Member for Leyton West (Mr. Sorensen) on 13th February, I look to local authorities to make the fullest use of the powers entrusted to them by Parliament for the purpose of providing allotments for residents in their areas; and I have arranged to discuss matters relating to the allotments movement with representatives of the National Allotments Society on Friday next.