17 SEPTEMBER 1921, Page 24

The Agricultural Holdings Acts, 1908 to 1921. By Aubrey John

Spencer. (Stevens. 12s. 6d. net.)—In preparing the sixth edition of this useful and lucid handbook, Mr. Spencer naturally included the Agriculture Act of last year, but when his work was on the eve of publication, Part I. of that Act, amending the Corn Production Act of 1917, was suddenly repealed. Part of the book is thus out of date, through no fault of the author, who could not have anticipated the Government's reversal of policy. However, last year's Act, in so far as it relates to agricultural holdings, is still in force, and Mr. Spencer's comments on the important changes in the law which were then made deserve careful study.