HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 c436W
123. Mr. John Wells

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has had from the National Association of Land Settlement Association Tenants on the Wise Report and other matters within his responsibility; and why he committed the delegates to such strict confidence that they are unable to make a proper report to their home branches.

Mr. Peart:

The National Association of Land Settlement Association Tenants has held two meetings with my officials, and has produced a written memorandum of comment on the Wise Committee's Report. I myself met tenants from each of the estates last week, in order to exchange views with them on the action to be taken. Such discussions must naturally take place on a confidential basis, particularly as I have not yet reached any final conclusions. While I realise that the tenants are anxious to know where they stand as soon as possible, this is a matter of such importance to the future of the L.S.A. and the tenants that I do not consider it would be wise to reach ill-considered conclusions. I hope to make an announcement early in the New Year.