HC Deb 21 March 1887 vol 312 c827
MR. HOBHOUSE (Somerset, E.)

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether his attention has been called to the "Return of the value of live stock and crops, showing the numbers, at various ages, of cattle and sheep, and the estimated produce of the crops, with the average prices of each year and of each kind from 1881 to 1886," prepared for the Royal Commission on "The Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881," and mentioned at page 0 of the Report of the said Commission; and, whether he would consent to a similar Return being prepared for England and Wales, so as to assist landowners and tenant farmers in effecting equitable readjustments of rents?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

(who replied) said: The Agricultural Department will consider the Return referred to, which has now been printed, and will decide whether it is possible to prepare a similar Return for England and Wales.