HC Deb 25 March 1913 vol 50 cc1467-8
30. Mr. LEACH

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he will state the acreage of the United Kingdom and of the British Empire, respectively, now under wheat; and what percentage of increase has taken place in the last five years?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)

The area under wheat in the United Kingdom in 1912 was 1,971,801 acres, an increase of 18 per cent. since 1907. I regret that I cannot give complete figures for the Empire as a whole, but provisional figures for Australia, Canada, India, and New Zealand, show a total area under wheat in 1912 of 47,391,000 acres, an increase of 37 per cent. since 1907.