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Tenant Farmers

Volume 31: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many tenant farmers there are in Wales; and what were the corresponding figures for the last six years.

While information on the number of principal farmers, by tenure, is not available, the numbers of agricultural holdings rented in Wales are as follows:

Wholly rentedMore than 50 per cent. rented
19757,5042,831
19767,1602,896
19776,8572,673
19787,0342,192
19796,6512,093
19805,9041,971
19815,6431,935

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many letters of complaints he has received from individual farmers, landlords, tenant farmers, the Country Landowners Association, the National Farmers Union and the Farmers Union of Wales during the last 12 months regarding the agricultural tenancy agreements under the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976; and if he will make a statement.

I have received 10 letters during the last 12 months urging the introduction of legislation to change the security of tenure provisions of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. Of these, seven were from members of or on behalf of either the NFU or CLA.