Order in the House: Williamson reveals farm sale stats

Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson revealed today that not even one sale of farm land to an overseas purchaser has been declined under his watch as minister.He was careful to give context in his answer to Labour's David Parker, pointing out that only one such sale was declined in 2005 and only one in 2006 - cut off from further statistics by Mr Parker's plea for a straight answer.“Historically one, this year it's been none,” Mr Williamson said.

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