asked the Secretary of State for War why Frau Martha Wolff or her gardener have been prevented from working the garden of the requisitioned house Klein-Flottbeckerweg 37, Othmarschen, whereas a B.A.O.R. ordinance expressly allows the owner of a requisitioned house to work the garden, provided the occupant receives part of the produce.
I am not aware of any ordinance such as is suggested in the Question. The house referred to is occupied by an officer who cultivates the whole of the garden himself. This is in accordance with the normal requisitioning procedure.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that until January or February of this year this house was occupied, and that the family were allowed to have the garden? Since there has been a change of occupant this woman has been chased off it. Will he acquaint himself with C.C.G. instructions, which are different from Army instructions, and which lay down that the owner may cultivate the garden and that the occupier may get some of the produce?