§ Mr. Perkins
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many applications have been received for county council smallholdings in Gloucestershire since 1945.
Mr. T. Williams
Three hundred and seventy-three applications for smallholdings have been received by the Gloucester County Council since 30th September, 1945. Subsequent withdrawals and the letting of vacant holdings have reduced the number of outstanding applications to 312. These are subject to review to ascertain whether the applicants are eligible for selection under Part IV of the Agriculture Act, 1947.