HC Deb 23 January 2001 vol 361 cc517-8W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many acres were in productive use in(a) 1971 and (b) 2000. [146637]

Ms Quin

The information is as follows:

Total area on agricultural holdings in England (including common rough grazing
Year Hectares Acres
1971 9,985,399 24,673,921
2000 9,496,827 23,466,660


June agricultural and horticultural census.