HL Deb 29 November 1983 vol 445 c687WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether in their view the possibility of the inheritance of farm tenancies by two generations after the original tenant under the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 offends against the rule against perpetuities.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Lord Belstead)

Succession under the 1976 Act is not certain since the agricultural land tribunal can decide that an applicant is not eligible or suitable. The succession provisions of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 do not, therefore, offend against the rule against perpetuities, as modified by the Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 1964.