HC Deb 12 February 1917 vol 90 c258
33. Mr. P. WHITE

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) the acreage and total yield of wheat, oats, barley, and potatoes, respectivtly, in Ireland last year; the quantity of oats, barley and potatoes available for seed in Ireland in the coming spring; and upon whose authority a statement emanated from the Department that two horses were sufficient to start 20 acres new tillage?


The following are the figures:—

Acres. Estimated total yield, cwts.
Wheat 76,438 1,514,482
Oats 1,071,693 17,815,348
Barley 150,063 2,801,711
Potatoes 586,308 2,433,346 tons.
The answer to the second portion of the question is in the negative. The Department of Agriculture issued no such statement as that alleged in the concluding portion of the question.