§ 63. Mr. Leslie
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether in view of the economic position of the country and the urgent need for the production of home grown foodstuffs, he will take action either by Order in Council, or legislation, to safeguard allotment holders from having their 12W allotments derequisitioned for a definite period.
§ Mr. T. Williams
By an Order in Council made under the Supplies and Services (Transitional Powers) Act, 1945, land requisitioned for allotments may be held until December, 1950. I have urged local authorities to retain such land, but it is sometimes necessary in the national interest to release wartime sites for approved development, mainly housing.