HC Deb 10 July 1978 vol 953 cc446-7W
Mr. Peter Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases are now awaiting admission to hospitals in the Merseyside region and in the Cheshire area health authority; how long they have been waiting; and if he will give the corresponding figures for February and June 1974.

Mr. Moyle,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 5th July 1978; Vol. 953, c. 222], gave the following information:

satisfied with the workings of the agricultural land tribunals and tenancy succession legislation, whereby of 34 decided cases only 19 have been successful for the tenants; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Strang

As at 30th June 1978 the eight agricultural land tribunals in England and Wales had made 173 decisions on applications for succession on the death of an agricultural tenant under Part II of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. Directions entitling applicants to the tenancies were issued with the agreement of the landlords in 112 cases. In the 61 contested cases, 35 directions were made and 26 were refused.

The results of these cases indicate that as Parliament had intended, the legislation is fairly balanced as between the interests of the deceased tenants' close relatives and the landlords.

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