656. Application to allotments of legislation relating to agricultural holdings and farm business tenancies.

An allotment which comprises land which is used or ought to be brought into use for agriculture1 and which is so used for the purposes of trade or business, or land which is designated by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers2 as agricultural land for the purposes of the Agriculture Act 1947, 3is subject to the provisions of that Act, which are principally concerned with securing efficiencies in estate management, husbandry and production4.

An allotment which is, or which is comprised in land the aggregate of which (whether agricultural land5 or not) is, comprised in a contract of