635. Selection of smallholdings tenants.

A smallholdings authority1, the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers2 may not let land as a smallholding3 except to a person who is to farm4 the holding and who either is regarded by the authority as being qualified by reason of his agricultural5 experience to farm the holding on his own account or is a person in respect of whom it is satisfied that within a reasonably short time he will become eligible to be so regarded6. Notwithstanding this, a smallholdings authority, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers may let land as a smallholding, or as