Holdings, Dorset

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Robert Crouch Mr Robert Crouch , North Dorset 12:00 am, 17th July 1952

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many agricultural holdings there are in Dorset between 150 and 300 acres; and how many above 300 acres.

Photo of Mr Thomas Dugdale Mr Thomas Dugdale , Richmond (Yorks)

In June, 1951, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 543 holdings in Dorset of between 150 and 300 acres of crops and grass; and 333 holdings of over 300 acres.

Photo of Mr Robert Crouch Mr Robert Crouch , North Dorset

Does my right hon. Friend realise that his reply indicates the wisdom of his award at the last February Price Review of 4d. a gallon on the first 400 gallons of milk produced, because it is the small man who benefits, and in Dorset we have about 3,000 holdings of under 50 acres each?

Photo of Mr Thomas Dugdale Mr Thomas Dugdale , Richmond (Yorks)

I agree with my hon. Friend.