HC Deb 24 October 1939 vol 352 cc1229-30W
Mr. Trevor Cox

asked the Minister of Agriculture what plans he has which will lead to further allotment development in the North-East of Cheshire to increase the supply of fresh vegetables in war-time?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

Powers to enter on and take possession of land suitable for allotment cultivation have been delegated to all borough and urban district councils under the Cultivation of Lands (Allotments) Order, 1939, and every such council has received a letter from my Department urging the council to exercise their powers to the fullest possible extent. These powers are of course additional to those vested in local authorities under the Allotments Acts.