§ Mr. Ronald Atkins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the waiting list of applicants for allotments; and what action he is taking to encourage the sharing of gardens.274W
§ Mr. Denis Howell
I have been asked to reply.
The latest returns by local authorities indicate that on 30th September 1975 the number of applicants on the waiting lists for allotments in England and Wales was about 83,000. On the sharing of gardens, I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Wainwright) on 23rd February 1976.—[Vol. 906, c. 24.]