§ 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 reached130W 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.