HC Deb 22 August 1940 vol 364 c1518W
Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the reluctance to improve hill farms by the farmers concerned, on account of the insecurity of their tenure; and if he can make a reassuring statement on the conditions of tenure of such farms and so encourage maximum production?

Mr. Hudson

Having regard to the provisions of the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1923, I do not consider that there are any grounds for reluctance on the part of hill farmers to increase production on account of insecurity of tenure. But I can give an assurance that the position in this respect of these farmers, in common with others, will be kept under review.