HC Deb 21 December 1933 vol 284 cc1499-500W
Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Minister of Agriculture the total number of potato producers in Great Britain; the number of producers who grow more than 20 acres of potatoes but not more than 70; the number who grow 70 acres and over; the total acreage under potatoes in the last year for which figures are available; and the number of acres cultivated, respectively, by the producers of from 20 to 70 acres and of over 70 acres?


The number of potato producers in Great Britain on agricultural holdings of more than one acre on 4th June, 1932 (the latest date for which this information is available) was 105,000. The total acreage under potatoes on holdings of more than one acre in Great Britain on 3rd June, 1933, was 672,000 acres. I have no information with respect to holdings of one acre or less. I am afraid the other information asked for in the question is not available, and could only be ascertained at considerable expense.