HC Deb 17 October 1950 vol 478 c232W
Mr. Digby

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to a recent judgment of the Court of Appeal, Dunn v. Fidoe 1950, the effect of which is to classify a public house as an agricultural holding under the Agricultural Holding Act, 1948, where 12 acres of farm land or more are held with the public house under one tenancy; and whether he will introduce legislation to restore the previous position in regard to public houses let with an agricultural holding.

Mr. T. Williams

I am aware of this case, in which it was held that an area of some 12 acres comprising a public house and agricultural land let under one tenancy was an agricultural holding within the meaning of the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1948, so that the tenant was entitled to require that a notice to quit given by the landlord should be subject to my consent. I see no good reason for adopting the suggestion put forward in the second part of the Question.