30 March 1998
‘Daughter of the soil’ dies

THE Labour MP dubbed a “daughter of the soil” for her part in ending the tied cottage system that caused misery for many rural workers has died.

Joan Maynard was responsible for putting the Rent (Agriculture) Act on the statute. The Act gave agricultural workers security of tenure.

  • The Times 30/03/98 page 23
  • The Independent 30/03/98 page 18
  • Financial Times 30/03/98 page
  • The Guardian 30/03/98 page 13
  • The Daily Telegraph 30/03/98 page 23