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Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give the most recent figures to show the number of farms under 50 acres, 50–100, 100–200, 200,300, 300–400, 400–500, 500–600, 600–700, 700–800, 800–900, 900–1,000, 1,000–1,200, 1,200–1,400, 1,400–1,600, 1,600–2,000, 2,000–2,500, 2,500–3,000 and above 3,000 acres in England and Wales; and if he will show separately in each case the number that are tenanted.

Information is not available in the degree of detail requested. The figures set out below relate to England and Wales in June 1973 and show the number of holdings wholly tenanted, those more than 50 per cent. tenanted and those less than 50 per cent. tenanted by size and type of tenure.which countries these supplies have been obtained.

There have been no imports of milk for manufacturing purposes into Great Britain and only small quantities have been imported into Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic.