§ 5. Mr. PRINGLE
asked the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether he can state the average crop of potatoes in Belgium for the years 1911, 1912, and 1913, and the estimated crop of the year 1915?
§ Lord R. CECIL
The average potato crop of the whole of Belgium may be taken as a little over 3,000,000 tons. No accurate estimate of the crop of 1915 can be given, as a very large part of the crop is grown in the districts under military administration and in those still held by the Allied 7 Armies. The 1915 crop in the so-called "zone of occupation" under German civil administration was probably slightly above normal.