§ Lord Northfield
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are their estimates of the rise in (a) agricultural prices, (b) farm rents and (c) inflation since 1970.
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Lord Belstead)
Between 1970 and 1983 the rates of change were:
Overall(%) Annual average (%) Farm prices—outputs +307 +11.4 inputs +383 +12.9 Farm rents +453 + 14.1 Inflation (measured by RPI) +361 +12.5