HC Deb 23 July 1981 vol 9 c243W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the figures for the operation of the succession to tenancies scheme since it was implemented.

Mr. Wiggin

As at 30 June 1981 the eight agricultural land tribunals in England and Wales had made 551 decisions on application for succession on the death of an agricultural tenant under the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. Directions entitling applicants to the tenancies were issued with the agreement of the landlord in 360 cases. In the 191 contested cases, 99 directions were made and 92 were refused.