§ 19. Mr. Ashdown
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his estimate of the total number of farm tenancies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The latest available information is published in tables 7.1 to 7.3 of the publication "Agricultural Statistics United Kingdom 1982" a copy of which is in the Library.
The measures contained in the Agricultural Holdings Bill are designed to increase the availability of the new farm tenancies.