HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 cc129-30W
56. Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Agriculture why his consent was given to a notice to quit, against the advice of the W.A.E.C., so allowing land graded as an A class farm and farmed in a first class manner by W. A. Rogers, of Manor Farm, Bletchington, Oxfordshire, to be ceded to a farm, the production of which is below normal and about which the hon. and gallant Member for Henley has already written to him.

Mr. T. Williams

The notice to quit concerned only 33 acres out of a total of 182 farmed by Mr. Rogers, and I was satisfied from the reports received that the purchaser intended to farm the land himself and was likely to farm it well. I reached the conclusion that on balance, food production was not likely to be adversely affected by the change of occupation, and there was, therefore, no justification for withholding consent.