§ Mr. P. Freeman
asked the Minister of Agriculture the output of carrots produced in this country in 1914, 1924, 1934 and 1944; and, in view of the growing recognition of their dietetic value, what steps are being taken to augment the output.1080W
§ Mr T. Williams
The acreage under carrots in England and Wales in the years mentioned, has been:
acres. 1934 10,768 1924 10,746 1934 16,432 1944 35,225
With regard to the second part of the Question, the present acreage is substantially larger than the pre-war acreage, and is regarded as adequate to meet requirements.