Catalogue description Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Land Use Division and successors: Registered Files, Smallholdings (SH Series)

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Reference: MAF 239
Title: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Land Use Division and successors: Registered Files, Smallholdings (SH Series)
Description:

This series covers subjects such as liaison with county councils, tenants' regulations, selection of tenants, smallholdings committees and loans to smallholders, and include the records of the Wise Committee of Inquiry into Statutory Smallholdings.

Date: 1914-1993
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: SH file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 428 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Accumulation dates: 1949 onwards
Administrative / biographical background:

The Agriculture Act 1947 laid a duty upon all county councils, other than the London County Council, in England and Wales to provide smallholdings for letting to persons with agricultural experience, and in particular, to farm workers in order to afford them an opportunity of becoming farmers in their own right.

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