§ Mr. WRIGHT
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can give figures showing the average yield per acre in England and Wales of wheat, barley and oats for the years 1900, 1914 and 1924 respectively, and the highest yield recorded by the Ministry as obtained by individual farmers in those years?
The average yield per acre of wheat, barley and oats in England and Wales in 1900, 1914 and 1924 was estimated as follows:
— Wheat. Barley. Oats. Cwts. Cwts. Cwts. 1900 15.7 14.9 13.7 1914 18.1 15.7 13.9 1924 17.6 15.4 14.7
Returns are not collected of the yield per acre of crops obtained by individual farmers; the official figures of yields are estimated by the Ministry's crop reporters.