When introduced in 19471, the statutory standards of good husbandry and good estate management reflected the post-war policy emphasis on producing food as efficiently and cheaply as possible, having particular relevance to the need to maintain optimum levels of agricultural production on tenanted holdings2. The original sanctions for breach of the rules3 were repealed in 19584; the rules continue, however, to have considerable importance in the following respects, principally in relation to agricultural holdings governed by the Agricultural Holdings Act 19865:
(1) Although the rules of good estate management are not enforceable by an agricultural tenant unless incorporated into
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