THE DUKE OF RICHMOND AND GORDON
asked the Lord President of the Council, Whether there is not an error made on page 12 of the recent Return of the Estimated Produce of the Crops of 1884, by the statement that the last wheat crop showed a deficiency of 7,756,000 bushels as compared with the estimated yearly average of the previous ten years?
§ LORD CARLINGFORD (LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL)
There is an error in a sentence of the introductory remarks upon the Return which is really inconsistent with the statistics. The tables do not show a deficiency of the wheat crop of 1884, as compared with the average of the previous 10 years, (nearly all of which fall below the ordinary average), but with the average estimated for a much longer period.