§ 67 Mr. SHORT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture (1) if he can state the total acreage in the United Kingdom devoted to the production of wheat, oats and potatoes in 1918 and 1919 respectively; (2) whether he will issue a comparative statement showing the total acreage devoted in 1918 and 1919, respectively, to production of wheat, barley, oats, meadow hay, potatoes, mangels, and turnips: and, further, the yield or estimated yield per year?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen)
Statements giving the desired information for England and Wales have already been issued by the Ministry, and I shall be happy to send copies to the hon. Member, together with similar information for the United Kingdom.
§ 69. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture, what was the estimated consumption by the United Kingdom during the year 1919 of wheat, barley, oats, beef, mutton, bacon, butter, and cheese; and what are the proportions of these products imported from overseas and produced at home?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY OF FOOD (Mr. McCurdy)
I have been asked to reply. As the answer is in the form of a statistical table I propose, with the permission of the House, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ The following is the table referred:—
|Commodity.||Estimated total Consumption.||Proportion of Home-Grown and Imported produce included.|
|Tons.||Per cent.||Per cent.|
|Beef and Veal.||995,000||66||34|
|Mutton and Lamb.||368,000||57||43|
|Bacon and Hams.||447,000||19||81|
|NOTES:—Cereals.—The quantities are given after deduction for seed and in the case of wheat, for tailings also.|
|Bacon.—The quantities given are for bacon as smoked or dried.|