§ Captain TERRELL
asked the Minister of Agriculture if, taking the latest official report on bankruptcies, he can give the number of farmers who became insolvent in 1922; how much capital was involved in their bankruptcies; and whether he can give the previous year in which the number of failures among farmers exceeded the total in 1922?
I have been asked to reply. The number of failures of farmers under the Bankruptcy and Deeds of Arrangement Acts in 1922 was 403 and the liabilities £768,144. In 1895 the corresponding figures were 564 and £736,030. In comparing these figures the considerable change in the value of money between the two periods should be borne in mind.