HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 c2199W
Mr. Hall-Caine

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will state the number of farms and horticultural premises in Scotland?

Mr. Colville

The number of agricultural holdings exceeding one acre in extent as returned on 4th June, 1937, is shown in the following table:

Statement showing number of Agricultural Holdings in Scotland, classified according to acreage under crops and permanent grass, as returned on 4th June, 1937.
Above 1 and not exceeding 5 acres 15,430
Above 5 and not exceeding 15 acres 58,741
Above 15 and not exceeding 30 acres 8,244
Above 30 and not exceeding 50 acres 6,440
Above 1 and not exceeding 50 acres 48,855
Above 50 and not exceeding 75 acres 5,702
Above 75 and not exceeding 100 acres 4,390
Above 100 and not exceeding 150 acres 5,891
Above 150 and not exceeding 300 acres 6,726
Above 300 acres 2,352
Above 50 acres 25,061
Total 73,916

Besides these, there are 1,438 holdings, consisting only of "mountain and heath land," or "rough grazings."

The number of horticultural holdings in respect of which returns are not required to be made under the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1925, is, so far as can be ascertained, 879.