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Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has considered the recent memorandum issued by the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society, a copy of which has been sent to him; and whether he is prepared to introduce legislation to increase the provision of allotments and to ensure security of tenure for allotment holders

I have received a copy of the memorandum to which the hon. and gallant Member refers. I intend to examine the matters raised in the memorandum in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Does the Secretary of State appreciate that if the measures set out in the memorandum are adopted, it will assist the food production campaign?

I hope those who have allotments and gardens will not await any results from this consideration, but will do everything they can this year to produce the maximum amount of food from their own gardens and allotments.