HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 c823W
Sir A. Baillie

asked the Minister of Agriculture, taking the counties of England and Wales individually, whether any action has been taken against farmers who are not developing their land in accordance with good husbandry; and whether he proposes to expedite decisions in all these cases?

Mr. T. Williams

Yes, Sir. With my right hon. Friend's consent, county war agricultural executive committees may take possession of land, and they may also terminate the tenancy of a holding which the tenant is not cultivating according to the rules of good husbandry. These powers have been freely exercised in a large number of cases, and all applications for my right hon. Friend's consent to their exercise are dealt with promptly.