HC Deb 21 July 1927 vol 209 cc565-6

asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the acreage of land in Great Britain farmed in all branches of agriculture; and how much of such acreage is owned by the Crown and other public authorities, national and local?


The total area of agricultural land in Great Britain in 1926 was 45,142,888 acres, of which 30,369,281 acres were under crops and grass and 14,773,607 acres were rough grazings. My right hon. Friend will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT before the Summer Adjournment a statement giving such information as is obtainable with regard to the area of agricultural land owned by the Crown and other public authorities.