Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 5th May 1930.

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Photo of Mr George Sawyer Mr George Sawyer , Birmingham Duddeston


asked the Minister of Agriculture, with reference to the 5,784 acres of land hired for allotment purposes during the years 1925 to 1928 by local authorities at an aggregate rental of £15,144, on what terms such land has been hired; whether on lease and for how many years or whether the letting is merely from year to year; and whether conditions are attached whereby the owners may resume possession by notice or otherwise when it appears that the land could more profitably be used for building purposes?

Photo of Mr Noel Buxton Mr Noel Buxton , Norfolk Northern

As a rule, the tenancy of land held by local authorities for allotments is for a comparatively short term of years. In appropriate cases there is a power of re-entry by the owner for building or industrial purposes, on giving not less than three months' notice.