HC Deb 21 March 1972 vol 833 c291W
Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what on average he estimates farm profits per acre have been or will be in 1964, 1970, and 1972 respectively.

Mr. Prior

A sample of accounts for England and Wales shows that average net income per acre on full-time farms was £11.50 in 1964–65 and £13.60 in 1970–71. I cannot forecast net incomes for 1972–73, but they should benefit from the recent determinations.