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Volume 496: debated on Thursday 28 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Agriculture to consider the institution of a land settlement policy in view of the many farm workers who desire to be tenant-farmers and are lacking in capital.

Under Part IV of the Agriculture Act, 1947, smallholdings authorities are already empowered to provide smallholdings for letting to people with agricultural experience, particularly farm workers. Loans at favourable rates of interest can also be made to people selected as tenants of such smallholdings who cannot themselves provide all the necessary working capital.