Mr. R. Duckworth
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of poultry in this country during 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944, respectively.
§ Mr. T. Williams
The number of poultry in the United Kingdom, as recorded in the 4th June agricultural returns, is as follows:
Numbers of Poultry (Fowls, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys in the United Kingdom, 1940 to 1944 (000 head). 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 71,243 62,059 57,813 50,729 (provisional 55,206)
These figures do not include poultry on holdings of one acre or less, or domestic poultry, for which precise figures are not available.