HC Deb 04 February 1976 vol 904 cc590-1W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the number of agricultural holdings held on tenancy in Wales and in England, respectively, in 1956, 1966 and 1976.

Mr. Strang

I regret that the information is not available for the years in question. For the nearest years the information is as follows:

Agricultural holdings rented wholly or in part
1960 1970 1974
Wales 24,500 17,600 15,400
England 151,000 107,900 98,400

The figures for the three years are not strictly comparable, because of alterations made in the coverage of the agricultural census.