HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 cc597-8W
Mr. Body

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to be able to answer the request of the hon. Member for Holland with Boston to waive the rent of his tenants whose land was wholly flooded and rendered uncultivable by the floods of January 1978.

Mr. Bishop

Virtually all this land has been planted with the usual crops. My right hon. Friend is assessing the case for rent rebates on the basis of salt contamination and the estimated temporary loss of fertility on each individual holding and allotment. My hon. Friend will write to the hon. Member when a decision has been reached.

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