HC Deb 03 June 1881 vol 262 c5

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he can, before the end of the Session, lay upon the Table of the House a statement of the number of acres which have been thrown out of cultivation in each of the several counties of England and Wales?


, in reply, said, that he had no information on the subject. He would suggest to the hon. Member that he should give Notice of his Question to the President of the Board of Trade, to whose Department the collection of agricultural statistics was assigned.


said, that some time ago, in answer to the hon. Member for Forfarshire (Mr. J. W. Barclay), he had promised to furnish some Returns on the subject; but he was not sure whether the Returns then asked for were the same as those which were desired by the hon. Member. He would be prepared to answer if the hon. Member would renew his Question after Whitsuntide.