HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c455W
Mr. Madel

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the financial benefit to farmers of agricultural derating.

Mrs. Fenner

Precise information is not available on the financial benefit to farmers in the United Kingdom from derating of agricultural land and buildings but it is estimated that after allowing for rates as an expense in the computation of profit for tax purposes, it might be about £250 million to £300 million.

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