HC Deb 09 February 1971 vol 811 cc128-9W
103. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the 1970 harvest in Wales.

Mr. Peter Thomas

Due to difficult weather conditions, yields of spring sown cereals were below average: winter sown cereals were not affected and yields were slightly above average. The early potato crop was satisfactory and the major part of it was cleared by the end of June. Hay and silage crops harvested in late May and June were of high quality but yields were below average: crops harvested later improved in yield but quality deteriorated. Forage crops on the whole have maintained their yields.

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