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Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give as much information as he has on the size of agricultural holdings, as

Holdings by tenure and Farm size
Holding Size Group (Acres)Holdings by Farm size Distribution based on total area size group*Holdings wholly tenantedHoldings with more than 50 per cent. of their area tenantedHoldings with less than 50 per cent. of their area tenanted
ENGLAND
Under 5081,85820,8216,6649,716
50–99¾32,30210,6243,5215,410
100–149¾19,7346,3642,1233,727
150–299¾26,6368,8743,1465,417
300–499¾11,1353,6251,6522,496
500–699¾3,9011,216747895
700–999¾2,283724478541
1,000–1,999¾1,664507341385
2,000 and over3601406076
Total179,87352,89518,73228,663
WALES
Under 5013,0293,4997981,500
50–99¾8,1372,2165591,174
100–149¾4,7051,135362776
150–299¾4,9301,151454873
300–499¾1,334284165256
500–699¾356645482
700–999¾190443339
1,000–1,999¾174483226
2,000 and over335515
Total32,8888,4462,4624,741
* Total area of the holding includes crops and grass, rough grazings and woodland ancillary to farming and other land used for agriculture.
† Excludes holdings which are wholly owner occupied.