HC Deb 15 February 1979 vol 962 c607W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish the precentage increases in farm rents in each of the past three years made(a) by agreement, and (b) by arbitration.

Mr. Strang

The most recently published figures for percentage farm rent increases for sitting tenants in England and Wales for the past three years are as follows:

By agreement By arbitration
1976 42.9 80.9
1977 48.0 (a)
1978 53.2 93.5
1976 35.5 42.1
1977 41.1 (a)
1978 63.8 86.4

I must emphasise that these increases cover periods of at least three years.(a) denotes sample too small.

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