HC Deb 20 December 1946 vol 431 c474W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will inquire into the case of Mr. Charles Peach, Newport Pagnell, a nurseryman before the war, who was dispossessed of his property in 1942 by his Department; and, in view of the fact that the tenant installed by his Department is using the nursery for wholesale production of flowers while the owner when dispossessed was engaged principally in the production of food, if he will take action to rectify the position.

Mr. T. Williams

I have inquired into this case, and I cannot accept the statement that the present occupier is using the nursery for the wholesale production of flowers. I understand that 75 per cent, of the entire area under glass is being cropped satisfactorily with lettuces, and that all the outside land is either growing vegetables or is being prepared for planting in the spring. I am satisfied that the position on the holding as regards food production is far better than at the time when Mr. Peach was dispossessed.