§ Mr. Peart
We intend to promote an efficient agriculture in which farmers can earn a fair reward. The trend of farmers' incomes will of course be one of the factors considered at the Annual Review and we shall have regard to the type and size of farm businesses. But incomes cannot be considered in isolation from the other relevant factors which must be taken into account each year.
§ Mr. Snow
Is my right hon. Friend aware that all the farmers I have met in my part of Staffordshire are prepared to shoulder their part of the national burden bequeathed to them by the previous Administration and that his policy of ensuring a reasonable and decent improvement in incomes will be in sharp contradistinction to their experience under Tory Administrations?
§ Mr. Soames
Will the right hon. Gentleman show us that in this Review, which is shortly to begin, he intends to give a considerable increase in farmers' incomes in the coming year?
§ Sir C. Osborne
Does the right hon. Gentleman believe that the incomes of farmers or the wages of farm workers can increase unless the prices for what they produce are increased?