§ Mr. J. BAKER
asked the Minister of Agriculture the total number and acreage of allotments in England and Wales at the end of 1927; how they compare with the previous year; and the proportion of this number provided by local authorities and by private landowners?966W
§ Captain BOWYER
The number of allotments in England and Wales as returned to the Ministry on 31st December, 1927, was 1,022,530 on an area of 152,435 acres. These figures compare with 1,047,318 allotments on 156,496 acres at the corresponding date in 1926. The allotments provided by local authorities constituted 47.5 per cent., and those provided by private landowners 52.5 per cent. of the total number.