HC Deb 22 June 1921 vol 143 cc1364-5
76. Mr. LAWSON

asked the Minister of Agriculture the acreage under cultivation by allotment holders in Great Britain in June, 1914, 1918, and at the present day?


The estimated acreage of land held by allotment holders in England and Wales, based on returns received from local authorities, was approximately 185,000 acres on 31st December, 1920, as compared with 180,000 acres on 31st December, 1919, and 195,000 acres on 1st May, 1918. No returns were collected in 1914 on which a similar estimate can be based. For information as to Scotland, I would refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Scotland.