§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture what deduction he proposes to make from the national average yield of barley and oats in respect of tailings, unsound grain and waste; and whether he is satisfied as to the accuracy of the present methods of estimating yields.
§ Sir T. Dugdale
The deduction will be 7½ per cent. for each crop. While I am always ready to consider any suggestions for improvement, I have no present reason for questioning the accuracy of the existing methods of estimating yields.