asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture what is the amount of land under cultivation in wheat, barley, and oats in Great Britain and Ireland this year as compared with 1918 and 1917?
Sir A. BOSCAWEM
The table which follows will give my hon. Friend the figures for 1917 and 1918. There are no available figures at present for 1919, but I am informed that inquiries made show that the area under wheat in Great Britain on the 1st April was about 10 per cent. less than last year.
The figures for Great Britain and Ireland for the past two years are as follows:
— Great Britain. Ireland. 1918. 1917. 1918. 1917. acres. acres. acres. acres. Wheat 2,635,723 1,979,416 157,326 124,082 Barley 1,653,644 1,618,931 184,712 177,135 Oats 4,023,886 3,300,252 1,579,537 1,463,737