HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 cc16-7W
Mr. Perkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture the percentage by which farmers costs in the United Kingdom have risen since 1939. or any other convenient date.

Mr. T. Williams:

These costs have approximately trebled since 1938–39. The increase covers the changes that have occured both in the quantities of goods and services bought by farmers and the prices paid for them.