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Farms

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of farms in the UK, broken down by region. (150082)

[holding answer 18 July 2007]: Numbers of registered holdings by region in England at June 2006 are shown in the following table. Figures for the other UK countries fall under the jurisdiction of the devolved authorities.

Region

Number of holdings

North East

6,922

North West

23,437

Yorkshire and the Humber

21,599

East Midlands

21,573

West Midland

26,211

East of England

22,679

London

531

South East

26,335

South West

51,094

England

200,381

Source: June Agricultural Survey