HC Deb 22 January 1918 vol 101 cc780-1
42. Mr. G. LAMBERT

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture the acreage of wheat grown in the United Kingdom for 1916–17, specifying the acreage of winter- and spring-sown wheat respectively; and the acreage of winter wheat sown in 1917 and the estimated amount to be sown in the spring of 1918?

Sir R. WINFREY (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture)

Wheat was grown in the United Kingdom in 1916–17 on 2,106,000 acres. In Great Britain the total was 1,979,000 acres, of which 200,000 acres were returned as spring-sown. The returns for Ireland do not distinguish winter-sown from spring-sown. No trustworthy figures can yet be given of the acreage of wheat sown, or intended to be sown, this season, but there is reason to believe that satisfactory progress is being made.