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Volume 415: debated on Monday 5 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the number of allotments in England and Wales on 3rd September, 1939; the highest number during the war; and the present number.

According to returns from local authorities there were 815,000 allotments in 1939. It is estimated that in 1942 there were 1,450,000 as compared with 1,400,000 at the present time.