Farm Occupancy, Cumberland (Consent)

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Mr Wilfrid Roberts Mr Wilfrid Roberts , Cumberland Northern 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of cases in the county of Cumberland in which the purchaser of a farm has been given permission to occupy the farm, and in which permission has been refused, respectively.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

My consent is required only in cases where a notice to quit has been served on the occupier of an agricultural holding purchased since 3rd September, 1939, or subject to a contract of sale made, since that date. Of the 29 such cases in Cumberland, consent has been given in 21 and refused in eight.