§ 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 143W 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 Scotland Dairying 166 1,306 Upland rearing 181 953 Cropping 248 3,123 Livestock with arable 172 1,366