HC Deb 05 February 1973 vol 850 cc23-4W
Mr. Strang

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made of the percentage increase in the price of agricultural land between January 1972 and January 1973; and what is the current average price of an acre of arable agricultural land in England and Wales.

Mr. Godber

The latest figure available from the Inland Revenue's series showed that the average price of sales of agricultural land notified during the six months ended 30th September 1972 was £234 per acre, an increase of about 24 per cent. over the corresponding price a year earlier. Details were given in a Press notice issued on 5th December 1972. It is not possible from these data to separate arable from other agricultural land.