HC Deb 04 June 1965 vol 713 c273W
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.