§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the rise in farm costs in the European Community and in the United Kingdom, respectively, in the latest year for which figures are available; and what are the comparable figures for the previous three years.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
The information requested is as follows:190W
Percentage increase over previous year in the price of goods and services* currently consumed in agriculture. United Kingdom European Community† 1979 12.6 9.2 1980 11.9 12.5 1981 10.8 12.8 1982 7.1 9.7 * Excluding the costs of labour, rent and interest payments. † For the 10 member states including the United Kingdom and Greece.