HC Deb 23 March 1983 vol 39 c425W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for Wales by what percentage farm net incomes in Wales have risen since 1975; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The available figures from the farm management survey—which are not strictly comparable before and after 1977–78 due to changes in the classification of farms and in the treatment of depreciation—show that average net incomes in current money terms for full-time dairy and livestock farms in Wales increased by about 95 per cent. between 1975–76 and 1981–82.