HC Deb 28 July 1964 vol 699 c276W
Mr. Symonds

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the amount of rent increase to tenant farmers in 1961, 1962, and 1963 in the County of Cumberland.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

The national sample inquiry, on which my information about rents is based, does not provide fully representative figures for individual counties. For the Ministry's Northern Region, comprising Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland, Westmorland and the North Riding of Yorkshire, the increases in average rent per acre of crops, grass and rough grazing during the years ending October, 1961, 1962, and 1963 were 2s., 3s., and 4s. respectively.