HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 cc2774-5W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can state the ratio of home-grown and foreign imported barley during the last three years; and the average yearly price of each?


The following table gives the production of barley in Great Britain and Ireland, and imports of barley into Great Britain and Ireland in the years 1920, 1921 and 1922, with the average prices of British and imported barley respectively in those years:

eggs produced respectively in Great Britain and in Ireland in each of the years 1920, 1921 and 1922?


The information available on which to estimate the production of eggs in Great Britain is very incomplete. Statistics of the numbers of poultry on agricultural holdings exceeding one acre in extent were collected in 1921, and on the basis of the Returns received it is estimated that the total production of fowls' eggs in that year (including an estimate for fowls kept on holdings of an acre or less) was 1,750 millions. I am not aware of any official estimates of the production of eggs in Ireland for the years mentioned.