§ 82. Mr. N. BUXTON
asked the Minister of Agriculture what proportion of arable land in England and Wales during the period 1919–22 bears to the increase of arable acreage during the War?
§ Sir R. SANDERS
The acreage by which the arable land in England and Wales was reduced between 1919 and 1922 is 71 per cent. of the acreage by which the arable land was increased between 1914 and 1918. In other words, about three-fourths of the increase secured during the War has since been lost.