HC Deb 14 February 1957 vol 564 cc203-4W
44. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to state the amount of good agricultural land which has been lost as a result of building development in the United Kingdom during the past five years for Which such figures are available.

Mr. Amory

Such information as is available relates only to Great Britain and was given in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Selly Oak (Mr. Gurden) on 5th November last to which I would refer my hon. Friend. The agricultural returns, however, do not disclose information about the quality of the land to which they relate.