HC Deb 21 April 1920 vol 128 cc418-9W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will state briefly the data employed by the Board of Inland Revenue for the purposes of their estimate of the increase in the value of farmers' capital during the War years; whether the computations were made in this instance by the Board itself; and, if not, what are the names of the persons well acquainted with the agricultural industry who assisted therewith?


The estimate referred to was made by the Board itself upon the basis of official returns relating to the acreage of land under cultivation and under grass in the United Kingdom, and in the light of evidence laid before the Royal Commission on Agriculture by a considerable number of persons possessing an intimate knowledge of the agricultural industry.