Arable Cultivation.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 30th April 1923.

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Photo of Mr Noel Buxton Mr Noel Buxton , Norfolk Northern


asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is yet able to state, having regard to the fact that between 1919 and 1922 over 1,000,000 acres of land in England and Wales went out of arable cultivation, and that in the same period the total area returned as permanent pasture or as rough grazing has increased by less than 500,000 acres, to what purposes the balance of over 500,000 acres is now employed?