Allotments Act 1922

Allotments Act 1922

The Allotments_Act_1922 (12 & 13 Geo.5, Ch. 51) gave tenants greater security and greater compensation on termination of tenancies (Thorpe 1969, 18). In addition, the Act required that each council establish an allotments committee (s.14 (1)), which included ‘persons experienced in the management and cultivation of allotment gardens’ (s.14 (2)). This Act is also notable because, for the first time, the term ‘allotment garden’ is used. An allotment garden is defined as an area ‘not exceeding twenty poles in extent’ (s.13) (a quarter of an acre or less), used mainly for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables (Thorpe 1969, 18). The 1922 Act also allowed the Minister of Agriculture to act in default of the LCC, or metropolitan borough and county borough councils if they failed to provide allotment gardens, although in the case of the LCC that provision was soon amended.

For full text of the Allotments Act 1922 click here: Allotments_Act_1922

For full text of the Thorpe Report 1969 click here: Thorpe_Report

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