HC Deb 08 March 1978 vol 945 cc646-7W
Mr. Body

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will state the number of registered farms and smallholdings that existed in the former county of Holland in 1960 and the number that existed at the last convenient date.

Mr. Strang

The June 1960 agricultural census showed that there were 4,952 registered farms and smallholdings in the former county of Holland. The last available figures prior to the local government reorganisation were in respect of the June 1973 census, when the corresponding figure was 3,126 registered farms and smallholdings.