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Computers

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry where in the future, in accordance with Government policy, a computer system of 1 Atlas Power or greater is purchased from ICL by central Government or by a nationalised industry, and it is not the cheapest, if he will instruct that the excess cost be carried on the Vote of the Department of Industry, and make arrangements for it to be reimbursed to the Department or nationalised industry concerned.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 28th January 1975; Vol. 885, c. 144], gave the following information:

Holding by farm sizeHoldings by tenure and farm size
Holding size group (acres)Distribution based on total area size groupHoldings wholly tenantedHoldings with more than 50 per cent. of their area tenantedHoldings with less than 50 per cent. of their area tenanted*
Under 5094,88724,3207,46211,216
50–149¾64,87820,3396,56511,087
150–299¾31,56610,0253,6006,290
300–499¾12,4693,9091,8172,752
500–699¾4,2571,280801977
700–999¾2,473768511580
1,000–1,999¾1,838555373411
2,000 and over3931456591
212,76161,34121,19433,404
* Excludes holdings which are wholly owner-occupied.
† Total area of the holding includes crops and grass, rough grazings and woodland ancillary to farming and other land used for agriculture.