§ Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the Secretary for Scotland the percentage of decline in the acreage of wheat in Scotland for 1920 as compared with 1919; and can he give any explanation of the decline?
§ Mr. MUNRO
The decline in the acreage of wheat in Scotland in 1920 as compared with 1919 was 31.4 per cent. It is explained partly by the extremely unfavourable weather that prevailed during November and December, 1919 (especially in the principal wheat-growing areas) and partly also by the higher prices obtainable for other crops.