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Land Acquisition

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 15 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give the reasons for his decision to leave out the portion of the land he is proposing to take at Burwell and Swaffham Prior known as Gibblins Farm, in spite of the fact that the Agricultural Land Commission recommended that it should be taken.

After reviewing the Commission's recommendations and the subse- quent evidence, my right hon. Friend decided that full and efficient use of the land could be secured without the exercise of his powers under Section 84 of the Agriculture Act, 1947.

13.

asked the Minister of Agriculture the duties of the Provincial Land Commission in regard to selection of areas to be investigated by the Agricultural Land Commission with a view to acquisition under Section 84 of the Agriculture Act.

The Provincial Land Commissioners are the senior officers of our Agricultural Land Service. Their wide range of duties includes the giving of advice to my right hon. Friend on such matters as the selection of areas for investigation under Section 84 of the Agriculture Act. 1947.