HC Deb 30 November 1916 vol 88 c523W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if he can state the number of acres of land in Great Britain under barley and hops, respectively, for brewing purposes, in the year 1915, or during the last yearly period for which the statistics are available?


The total acreage under barley in Great Britain in 1916 was 1.502,026 acres, and that under hops 31,352 acres. It is, I fear, not possible to make even a rough estimate of the acreage of barley grown for malting because, although the total amount of barley thus used in this country in a given year may be approximately stated, that is made up partly of imported grain, the proportion of which used for brewing cannot be stated.

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