Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Agricultural Statistics.

asked the Taoiseach if he will (a) give his estimate of the areas under each of the following as at 1st June, 1951: (1) wheat, (2) oats, (3) barley, (4) cereals generally, (5) potatoes, (6) beet, (7) total tillage excluding first crop hay, (8) first crop hay; and (b) give his estimate as at 1st June, 1951, or any near convenient date, of the total numbers in the country of (i) all cattle, (ii) milch cows, (iii) in calf heifers, (iv) sheep, (v) horses, (vi) pigs, (vii) poultry.

Preliminary estimates for the areas under tillage crops and the numbers of live stock as at 1st June, 1951, are not yet available. Every effort is being made to expedite the preparation of these figures.