HC Deb 07 July 1988 vol 136 c733W
39. Mr. Ken Hargreaves

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his policy on retirement tenancies; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacGregor

The Agricultural Holdings Act 1984 introduced retirement tenancies on statutory smallholdings. If there was sufficient agreement on proposals for retirement tenancies on other holdings and that they would be likely to have a worthwhile effect in practice, I should certainly be willing to consider them.