HC Deb 27 January 1944 vol 396 c871W
Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the acreage of land taken over by the county war agricultural executive committees to be worked directly by them; and whether any statement of accounts for these farms can be provided so that some indication can be given as to the progress and improvement achieved by the change of occupation.

Mr. Hudson

No precise figures are available showing the area of land which Committees are farming direct, but the total area for England and Wales is in the region of 200,000 acres. Committees are not required to keep full accounts for all lands of which they are in possession, and, although records of output are kept by Committees, this information is not readily available, and, in any case, there is no means of making exact comparisons between present production and production immediately before possession was taken.