HC Deb 07 December 1973 vol 865 cc475-6W
Mr. Robert Hughes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will detail in the OFFICIAL REPORT the percentage and money value changes in been the average annual percentage increase in productivity in agriculture over the past decade; and what estimate he can make of future increases.

Mr. Godber

Overall productivity in agriculture is estimated to have risen on average by about 2 per cent. per annum over the last 10 years. I have no estimate of what this increase might be in the future.