§ MR GOULDING (Worcester)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in connection with the purchase of land in the neighbourhood of Salisbury Plain, he has made any provision for adequate compensation being paid to such aged agricultural labourers as will lose their employment.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane). As a period of twenty months will elapse between now and the time when the land will be required for military purposes it is hoped that this interval will prove sufficient to enable the labourers to make fresh arrangements where necessary. Should special cases 1332 of hardship arise I undertake that they shall be considered with a view to compensation.