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Madryn Estate, Carnarvonshire (Small Holdings)

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 21 July 1914

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asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether the Carnarvonshire County Council purchased the Madryn estate for the creation of small holdings; whether the number of holdings on the Madryn estate has only increased from forty-two to forty-eight since the county council be came the landlord; and whether the rents were reduced in no single case, but were raised considerably in some cases?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and according to my information the answer to the second and third parts is in the negative. I expect to receive shortly a detailed report upon the small holdings on the Madryn estate, and I will then communicate further with the hon. Gentleman.