§ Mr. de ROTHSCHILD
asked the Minister of Agriculture the maximum quantity of wheat grown in Great Britain during any of the years 1905 to 1915 and from 1919 to 1929; and what proportion this maximum home production represented in each case of the total annual wheat consumption in the country?
§ Mr. N. BUXTON
The following statement shows the maximum quantity of wheat grown in one year in Great Britain during the periods 1905 to 1915 and 1919 to 1929, and the proportion of the total supply available for consumption represented by home production in those years:
Year of Maximum Home Production. Home Production. Home Production as a proportion of total supply.* Tons. Per cent. 1915 … … 1,961,000 29 1921 … … 2,027,000 29 * Representing the Home Crop harvested in the year named, plus net imports of wheat and flour (expressed as wheat) for the twelve months commencing 1st September.