HC Deb 19 February 1982 vol 18 c234W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he now expects to announce the conclusions of the current year's price review for agriculture; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The White Paper on the annual review of agriculture 1982 was presented to Parliament on 17 February 1982. On the same day my Department issued the final results of the farm management survey for Wales which update the provisional FMS figures on net farm incomes in 1980–81 given in the White Paper. It is encouraging to note that average net incomes of dairy and livestock farms in Wales rose in real terms by 13 per cent. from the depressed levels of 1979–80.

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