§ Mr. Hayman
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many tenant farmers there are in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, respectively.
§ Mr. John Mackie
The latest available figures relate to 1960 when questions about tenure were included in the World Agricultural Census. The estimated numbers of rented holdings and holdings part owned and part rented at that date were as follows:—
Rented Part Rented and Part Owned Cornwall … 5,280 1,580 Devon … 4,350 2,310 Somerset … 3,300 3,030 Dorset … 1,770 680
Note: The above figures exclude a small number of statistically insignificant holdings for which we have no information.