§ 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 AVERAGE ACREAGE 103 153 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.