§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his policy on the sale of county council smallholdings; what is his estimate of708W
(a) the Channel Islands, (b) Cyprus and (c) other sources, into Great Britain in each month in 1979, for human consumption; and what was the average price per ton in each month at the port of entry.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
This information is as follows:
the number of sales, including the number of acres or hectares, made by county councils in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wiggin
It is the Government's policy to leave decisions on the sale of smallholdings to the individual county councils concerned.
Figures of sales of smallholdings land in England and Wales for the 10 years to 1978–79, which are the latest available, are as follows:
Year ending 31 March Hectares 1969–70 328 1970–71 529 1971–72 537 1972–73 1,089 1973–74 430 1974–75 274 1975–76 285 1976–77 220 1977–78 437 1978–79 1,700