§ Mr. JESSE COLLINGS
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of acres there were under Wheat in the United Kingdom in 1868 and the yield in quarters of the same?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The area under wheat in the United Kingdom in 1868 was 3,951,018 acres. Official Returns of the yield were not collected until 1884, but Lawes and Gilbert estimated the wheat crop of 1868 at 17,048,116 quarters.