§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total value of capital employed in agriculture in the United Kingdom compared with other EEC countries.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
It is estimated that in 1978 the total capital employed in agriculture in the United Kingdom, including land and buildings at sale value, amounted to approximately £40,000 million. I regret that the information needed for the comparison requested with other EEC countries is not readily available.