HC Deb 23 April 1987 vol 114 c697W
49. Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many farmers went out of business in 1986; how many new farming businesses were started; and what was the net effect on the total number of farms.

Mr. Donald Thompson

These figures are not available. Data are not collected in a form which would allow the presentation of information on the basis requested.