HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c224W
23. Mr. Home Robertson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give an estimate of how much has been paid in interest on bank loans by the farming industry during the past 12-month period.

Mr. Wiggin

Interest charges on bank advances to the United Kingdom agricultural industry, excluding borrowings for land purchases, are estimated to have been about £420 million in the calendar year 1980.