HC Deb 25 February 1924 vol 170 cc55-6W

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the area of land under cultivation in Great Britain in the years 1800, 1840, 1880, and 1922, respectively; and what was the production of wheat in this country in the same years?


Official statistics of the area of crops and grass were first collected in 1867 and of the production of crops in 1885. The area returned as under crops and grass in Great Britain in 1867, 1880 and 1922 was 29,727,000 acres, 32,102,000 acres and 30,751,000 acres respectively. The production of wheat in 1885 and 1922 was estimated at 2,145,000 tons and 1,742,000 tons respectively.

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