§ The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. W. S. Morrison)
The latest date for which returns for the whole of England and Wales are available is 31st December, 1934. The estimated total acreage of land let for allotments at that date was 134,000 acres, and the number of allotment holders, 936,000. Land owned by allotment societies is not distinguished in the returns, but I am informed that the acreage of land owned by societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts and let as allotments in England and Wales was, in 1935, 8,200 acres.
§ Mr. Morrison
Yes, Sir, if my hon. Friend will let me know precisely the figures which he wants I will see whether any are available, but these are the latest reliable figures which I have. I can assure him that I do appreciate the importance of keeping the situation under review.