HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 c278W
63. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many farmers have been dispossessed since 1st January, 1953; how many are threatened with dispossession; and how many are under supervision.

Sir T. Dugdale

Ninety-five dispossession orders were made on grounds of bad husbandry to take effect during the period 1st January, 1953, to 22nd October, 1953. Seventeen orders have been made to take effect after 22nd October. Eighteen notices of a proposal to dispossess have been or will shortly be issued. On 30th September 1,239 farmers were under supervision.