HC Deb 10 May 1977 vol 931 c406W
Mr. Freud

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the percentage drop in domestic food production in 1976; and if he will estimate the drop in food production in the current year.

Mr. Bishop

The total production from United Kingdom agriculture and fishing of food for human consumption is estimated to have dropped by about 2.5 per cent. between 1974–75 and 1975–76, when valued at average 1970–71-1972–73 prices. I regret that later estimates are not available.