HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc737-8W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the fact that the 17 per cent. increase in farm workers' average earnings between 1975 and 1976, as reported in the Annual Review of Agriculture 1978, Command Paper No. 7058, represented an increase of 0.5 per cent. in real terms, what the rise of 7.5 in money terms forecast by the review for 1977 represented in real terms.

Mr. Strang

A fall of 7½ per cent. compared with 1976.