§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether any of the provisions of the Agriculture Bill apply to allotments; whether the proposals in that Bill with reference to the tenure of farmers apply to the tenure of allotment holders; and whether, seeing it has been stated to be the view of the Ministry of Agriculture that small and large producers should be associated together, he will secure that all proposals in the Bill granting concessions of tenure to farmers shall be extended to apply equally to allotment holders?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The whole of the provisions of Part I.of the Bill apply to allotments equally with larger holdings and with regard to Part II. express provision is made in the First Schedule of the Bill to amend Section 48 of the Agricultural Holdings Act so as to include allotments within the scope of that Act and of the Amendments proposed in Part II. of the Bill, except Clause 23. The suggestion of the hon. and gallant Member is therefore met by the Bill as introduced.