HC Deb 02 March 1964 vol 690 cc142-3W
42. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how farmers' incomes in England compare with those in Scotland.

Mr. Soames

My information on farm incomes in various parts of the country is obtained from surveys conducted by agricultural economists. The following table gives figures for 1962–63 for various types of farming in England and Wales and Scotland.

Type of Farming Average acreage of farm Average net income
Crops and Grass £'s per farm
England and Wales
Dairying 122 1,280
Livestock 159 1,328
Arable 229 3,316
Crops and Livestock 260 3,378
Mixed 239 2,402
Dairying 166 1,306
Upland rearing 181 953
Cropping 248 3,123
Livestock with arable 172 1,366