HC Deb 15 December 1970 vol 808 c311W
Mr. Gwynoro Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many farm units are there in Wales, and what is the average acreage; how many farms are under 25 acres, 50 acres and 100 acres, respectively; and how this compares with the figures for Great Britain as a whole.

Mr. Peter Thomas

My best estimate of the information requested is as follows:

Wales Great Britain
Total number of holdings 36,200 271,700
Number of holdings under 20 acres* 8,330 81,100
Number of holdings 20–49¾* 8,150 47,430
Number of holdings 50–99¾ 8,690 49,990
* There are no figures available to show the split at 25 acres.
† Excludes 680 holdings in Scotland consisting of rough grazings only.

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